By Jakhari Carroll – Collegiate Staff
Exams are in full swing and the Library and Learning Commons staff at Grand Rapids Community College are welcoming students to use their resources and facilities to prepare.
The Library and Learning Commons has two floors with over 60 computers available for students. Including numerous chairs, 48 tables for couples and small group assignments, and 26 individual study carrels.
“We have a lot of comfortable furniture for students, and a good space and environment for students to get work done,” said Library Director Brian Beecher.
If any GRCC student has any library fines, all fines can be waived by the library this week.
“We are installing something called Amnesty Week,” Beecher said. “Amnesty Week is when any student that has a library fine can come in the week of Exam Cram, and get their library fine waived. This will help the students feel more comfortable with using the library and the resources that it provides.”
Beyond checking out books and having a quiet place to study, the library staff is available to help with any questions regarding research.
The library recently installed two separate rooms on the first floor called the Prayer and Meditation Room. This space is available for all students that need an especially quiet place to study or pray.
The staff at the library is there to help students with anything they will possibly need to help prepare for upcoming exams. They assist students with tutoring information, book checkouts, and academic support for student success.
“The staff here is fantastic, they invest their time into the students and they truly care about helping students out,” Beecher said. “Their services are unbelievable.”
With exams rapidly approaching, a consistent meal to eat can be hard to find for students which can hinder their performance come exam time, So the library has students covered with snacks and beverages to accommodate their needs.
“I worked at a lot of places with great people, but what makes GRCC special is that they care,” Beecher said. “The services we offer here are top notch.”
The library’s hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.