GCC Libraries

Providing lifelong learning experiences and access to information for the college and its community.

Operating as usual


β˜€οΈ Happy summer solstice! We have a new jigsaw puzzle out at the North library - stop by and add a piece or two. 🧩


"The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free." - Maya Angelou

The GCC libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th to commemorate Juneteenth and the end of slavery.


πŸ‘ Eid Al-Adha Mubarak and Happy Father's Day to all who celebrate! πŸ‘¨πŸΏβ€πŸΌ


🧐 Looking for something to do this summer? Peruse our wide selection of movies on DVD - a mix of classics, documentaries, and feature films. Available for checkout one week with one renewal. πŸ“€


πŸ‘‚πŸ¦» Explore Deaf culture at the North library! Learn more from individuals like Nyle DiMarco, Haben Girma, Marlee Matlin, I. King Jordan, and Derrick Coleman.

Photos from GCC Libraries's post 06/08/2024

🍩 Happy National Donut Day! Check out this wood sculpture from Michael Anderson located at the Main library that looks similar to a donut. Can you guess where exactly it is located? πŸ€”

Photos from GCC Libraries's post 06/06/2024

πŸ’€ Taking biology this summer? We have anatomy models available for checkout at both our Main and North libraries! Stop by the circulation desk for more information. Note: these are in-library use only. πŸ§ πŸ‘‚πŸ¦΅πŸ½πŸ«€

πŸ”— https://guides.gccaz.edu/bioscience/text_books


June is Pride Month! Celebrate with us by perusing our display of books and movies and taking home a flag that best represents your identity. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ


πŸ›œ Need WiFi for your summer classes? We have got you covered at the Main library! Hotspots are available for students enrolled in a summer class at GCC. Note: they cannot be placed on hold and will be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Ask us!

πŸ”— https://lib.gccaz.edu/students/ask/


🌴 Welcome back, Gauchos! Our libraries are now open for the summer:
Main: M-Th 8am - 8pm
North: M-Th 8am - 6pm

Stop by and say hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ½



πŸŽ‰ Congratulations on completing the semester, Gauchos! Enjoy some well-deserved time off before the summer session begins.

Our intersession schedule (May 13-26):
Main Library: CLOSED
North Library: OPEN M-Th 8am-6pm

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ We will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.


😍 We love seeing so many students in the library! Best of luck on your finals Gauchos, and remember library staff is happy to help you with research, citations, finding books, lending chargers and much more. πŸ“š


🧐 Contrary to what you may have heard recently, the Oxford Very Short Introduction series provides a "stimulating and accessible way into a new subject" and are not dangerous "how-to" guides. The library has hundreds of titles in this collection on a variety of topics, from religion, science, politics, and many more! πŸ“š

🌐 Link to online collection: https://tinyurl.com/GCC-Oxford


🌸 Celebrating our Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities at both libraries with displays of books and movies! This takes place in May to commemorate the first Asian immigration to the States and mark the transcontinental railroad completion, where Chinese immigrants were responsible for some of the more dangerous labor tasks associated with this project. πŸš‚


πŸ’šπŸŽ— May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it's okay to not be okay! With first amendment rights being suppressed across college campuses and with finals approaching, make sure to take time to prioritize your well-being. Here are some suggestions based on how you are feeling. 🌼


πŸ’» Missed our AI chats last week? Check out this handy guide we created for useful resources, including a list of AI chat systems, prompt engineering tips, and a crash course video.

🌐 https://guides.gccaz.edu/ai-chat


🌱 Got a green thumb? Check out our Native Seed Library! Located near the West entrance of the Main library, we have a variety of seeds that you can take home and plant that are friendly to Arizona (low water) and attract butterflies, moths, bees, and more. πŸ¦‹πŸ

🌐 https://libguides.maricopa.edu/seed


πŸ‡ Spotted: a desert cottontail rabbit outside of the GCC North library. Fun fact: they are primarily crepuscular (like cats and javelinas) and nocturnal, but during milder temperatures may be active during the day as well. They form shallow depressions under grasses or brush, or in brush piles.


πŸ€– AI is here! Learn to harness its power for *good* by attending one or more of our online workshops this week.

πŸŸ₯ The AI Chat Ecosystem: Tuesday, April 23 10-10:45am
🟧 Prompt Engineering Strategies: Wednesday, April 24 1-1:45pm
🟦 AI as a Research Tool: Thursday, April 25 3-3:30pm OR Friday, April 26 11-11:30am

🌐 https://guides.gccaz.edu/ai

Photos from GCC Libraries's post 04/19/2024

✍🏽 πŸ“œ Join us for a night of social justice poetry, art, music, dance, and culture! Harmony for Humanity will take place on Tuesday, April 23 from 5-7pm outside of the Student Union. and other clubs are sponsoring this event - there will be snacks and drinks!


πŸ’… The GCC Library BookBike is staying booked and busy! We will be at the upcoming Earth Day Celebration this Thursday, April 18 from 10am-1pm outside of the SU. 🌎

🦎 Stop by and visit lizards, birds of prey, and other exotic creatures. Learn about recycling and water conservation. β™»οΈπŸš°


πŸ‘©β€πŸ« We recently asked GCC students: If you could instantly learn a language without studying it, which would you pick? We received a wide range of answers including Japanese, Turkish, Korean, ASL, Navajo, Swahili, Russian, Italian, Gaelic, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Tagalog, French, Hebrew, Choctaw, and many more.

πŸ—£ Looking to learn a new language? Check out our collection of print and digital resources at the library! Additionally, GCC students, faculty and staff have FREE access to Rosetta Stone.

πŸ”— https://tinyurl.com/GCC-RS


🚲 April is Valley Bike Month and a great time to celebrate the benefits of cycling! Not only do you get fresh air and exercise, but it is an environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Today is also Library Outreach Day, and the GCC Library BookBike will be at Sahuaro Ranch Park for the Glendale Family Bike Ride this Sunday, April 14 at 8am. Come say hello! πŸ“š


πŸ†• We have a new machine in our Reimagine Space: an X-Carve! Join one of our upcoming workshops to learn how this 3D carver can engrave designs into wood.

πŸ“ April 10 1-2pm
πŸ“ April 17 2-3pm
πŸ“ April 23 2-3pm

🌐 Register today! Space is limited: lib.gccaz.edu/events


πŸŒ‘πŸŒ• Today is the solar eclipse! If you are on the main campus, stop by the terraced lawn south of the Physical Sciences building from 9am-1pm for a viewing party. 😎


πŸ“š National Library Week begins tomorrow and the theme is "Ready, Set, Library!" We want to know: what do you love about the GCC libraries? 🧐


🎢 Did you know we have a music room at the Main library? The Moloso Collection is tucked behind the east circulation desk and features 45,000 mostly classical and operatic CD titles as well as hundreds of music-related DVDs, musical scores, and books. 🎼

🎹 Phillip J. Moloso served as faculty at Glendale Community College from 1966 to 2002. He was a librarian, a professor of business, CIS, and mathematics, and a department chair. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

πŸ’Ώ Need a CD player? Check one out to use in-library or to take home!

🌐 https://lib.gccaz.edu/about/collections/music/


πŸ–¨ Our workshops on 3D printing kick off tomorrow! Can't make it? We have two more coming up: April 9 and April 18.

Register on our website: lib.gccaz.edu/events

Photos from GCC Libraries's post 12/09/2023

A post for y'all: students reading in our Leisure Reading area in 1985 and students (still) reading and using technology in this area in 2023.

🌐 https://lib.gccaz.edu/archive/


🧐 Where do you begin your research? If you get stuck, we are happy to help you find just the right resources for your assignments! Library databases are a great place to discover reputable and academic sources on a wealth of topics. 🧠

🌐 https://lib.gccaz.edu/ask

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