With a library card, you can borrow books and other items from the Germanna Libraries! The Germanna Libraries extend borrowing privileges to all GCC students, faculty, staff and community members who are 18 years of age or older and are permanent residents of Germanna's service region. For additional information about library cards and borrowing privileges, see below.
Visit the Library Help desk at any GCC campus library to get a library card!
For students, faculty, and staff: your GCC ID card is required to activate your library account. The first time you borrow items, you will need to fill out a short library card application.
For community members: you will receive a Germanna-issued library card after completing your library card application. Your permanent address must fall within Germanna's service region to receive a community member library card.
A GCC ID card or a community member library card must be presented in order to check out materials. Materials will not be checked out to patrons who present another person's GCC ID or community member library card, including spouse's and other family members.
Items in all circulating collections are eligible for check out. Reference materials, periodicals, special collections, and other items not in the circulating collections do not circulate.
Students: 4 week loan period, plus one 4 week renewal period
Faculty/Staff: Duration of current semester
Community Members: 3 weeks
Students: One 4 week renewal
Faculty/Staff: Renewal permitted when items are not in demand
Community Members: One 3 week renewal
Maximum Number of Items
Students: 20 items
Faculty/Staff: 25 items
Community Members: 6 items
Students: 1 week loan
Faculty/Staff: 2 week loan
Community Members: In-library use only
Equipment: Laptops, iPads
Students: 1 week loan, plus 1 week renewal period (loan period = 14 days)
Note: Upon return, 28 days must elapse before equipment can be checked out again.
Materials may be returned to any GCC library help desk or book drop box.
Faculty and staff members may recall items currently checked out for the entire semester if the item is needed by a student for research or a related course assignment. The patron from whom the item is recalled will be permitted to keep the item for 3 weeks or for the remainder of the loan period, whichever is shorter.
Three overdue notices will be sent at 10 day intervals. If materials are not returned after 3 overdue notices, a bill for the replacement costs of the items will be sent to the patron, and a hold will be placed on the patron's account.
Lost or damaged materials should be reported promptly. Overdue items and/or unpaid fees will result in the loss of library privileges. Unpaid fees will be submitted to the state for collection.
General Equipment Use Guidelines
Laptop & iPad Use Guidelines