The GCC Library has a collection of approximately 90,000 items, searchable via the GCC Library Catalog. For detailed instructions on using the library catalog, including searching, placing a hold, and renewing your loans, please download this pdf.
What we loan:
- Circulating books, including graphic novels, children's books, etc.
- Music CDs & LPs
- DVDs & print journals/magazines (faculty/staff only)
- Reserve textbooks & science models
- Reference books (including legal collection)
- Laptops (students only)
- Newspapers, journals, magazines
- Scanner and copier (students only)
- Adaptive technology (Sorenson inTouch Vp, Apex Telesensory)
- DVD/Blu-ray players
- Microfilm reader
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- All library materials must be checked out before they leave the library.
- Most materials circulate for 21 days.
- Loan Limits: there is no print loan limit, but audio material is limited to 6 items
- GCC ID cards are issued at the Batavia Campus Office of Student Activities in room S115 and also at Campus Centers.
- Do NOT allow others to use your ID/barcode, as you are responsible for any materials charged out to your card.
- GLOW county residents may be issued a patron library card by completing a library card application and providing appropriate photo ID. High school students requesting a card must be be at least 12 years of age or be in 7th grade. Note: Parental permission and signature is required for patrons 17 and under.
- The Library participates in the SUNY Open Access program which allows GCC students and employees to borrow materials from other participating SUNY libraries.
- If you are a GCC student, faculty or staff member, login to your library account with your myGCC credentials.
- Check the due dates of items you have borrowed
- See if you owe any fines
- Community patrons can visit or call the Circulation Desk at 585-345-6834 or 585-343-0055 - Ext. 6350 for information on their account such as renewing and paying fines
- Items may be renewed twice unless the material has been requested by another library patron.
- Renewals may be made online, in person at the Circulation Desk, or by calling (585) 345-6834 during library hours. Please login to your library card account here for renewals.
- Materials overdue by a week or more must be renewed in person at the library.
- A hold can be requested on any circulating items through our online catalog or in person, to be held at the circulation desk or for curbside pickup. Please note that if a hold is requested on an item checked out to another borrower, there will likely be a wait for the item.
- Holds can be placed by clicking on the title of an item you want, then select Request for pickup at Batavia campus. On the next screen, click Send Request.
- When the requested material is ready for pickup, you'll be notified by email and the item will be held for you at the Circulation Desk for 7 days. Please follow the instructions in the email you receive to arrange pickup.
- Overdue notices are emailed at 10, 20, and 30 days after an item is due.
- Third and final notices include replacement costs and fees.
- Notices are mailed to academic year addresses. If it is returned, the notice is then mailed to the borrower's permanent address. It is the responsibility of the borrower to inform the library of any changes to his/her address.
- Fines will be charged on materials kept beyond the due date.
- Fines are 10 cents per day per item. Return the material even if you cannot pay the fine, since keeping it will only cause the fine to increase.
- Fines per item are capped at $5.00
- Failure to receive a notice does not excuse a fine or the obligation to return library materials
- Failure to return an item can lead to a "hold" placed on your college record
- Lost library materials are the borrowers’ responsibility.
- In addition to the replacement cost of the item, a fee of $5.00 will be charged to cover processing costs.
- Notify the library immediately if you lose any items.
- Borrowers are also responsible for any damage done to material in their possession.
“whoever willfully detains a book…or other property belonging to any public or incorporated library, reading-room, museum or other educational institution, for thirty days after notice in writing to return the same… shall be punished by a fine of not less than one nor more than $25.00, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding six months…”