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Library Services for Students

Research Help

The Gannett-Tripp Library’s Research Help staff is dedicated to helping you solve your research problems. Research Help service is available every day that the Gannett-Tripp Library is open.

Phone: (607) 735-1862

E-mail: resdesk@elmira.edu (a librarian will reply within one business day when classes are in session)

If you're having trouble finding material for a research project, you can schedule a research consultation. Contact Martha Smith, Information Literacy and Accreditation Librarian, at (607) 735-1866 or at msmith@elmira.edu to make an appointment.

Study Spaces

The GTL offers students a variety of areas of private or collaborative study:

Quiet Study room (2nd floor, south)

Group Study rooms (2nd floor)

Library Carrels for individual study, 2nd floor

Group Study room with TV and HDMI connectivity (Study Room W1, 2nd floor)

Classrooms are available for group study when no class is in session. Classroom technology can be used for practicing presentations or for collaborating on a project.

Conference Rooms with technology (terrace level, south; 114)

The Malesardi Finance Trading Center, the Writing Center, and the Tutoring Center can be used for study when no classes or tutoring are in session.

Reserving Rooms

Classrooms and conference rooms can be reserved (for times when no classes or meetings are in session) using 25Live, the campus scheduling tool. See the Instructions PDF on the 25live  home page. Long range, continual booking is discouraged so that all students can have the opportunity to use those spaces. Study rooms cannot be reserved, but are available on a first come, first served basis. During mid-terms and finals weeks, and at other times during the year, study rooms are reserved by the Tutoring Center for testing. Contact the Library Services Desk, (607) 735-1862 for help.

Interlibrary Loan

The GTL has borrowing agreements with other institutions for items not in our collections.

Before submitting a request, please check Library Search to make sure that the item is not something owned by the Gannett-Tripp Library.

The text of some items may be available electronically through one of our subscription services. Check to see if we have print or electronic access to specific full-text journals, or ask a librarian for assistance.

Those using this service for the first time should review the ILL procedures.

Place an Interlibrary Loan Request.

Reserves

Materials are placed on Reserve by course faculty and instructors, who determine whether the item is going to be a 2-hour Reserve or 24-hour Reserve item. All Reserve items must be requested and checked out at the Library Services Desk. You will need to know the professor's name or the course name and number to retrieve the Reserve items. 2-hour Reserve items may not be taken out of the Library, while 24-hour Reserve items may be taken outside the Library.

Click here to search for Course Reserves.

Print, Copy, Scan

The Library provides free printing from the 3 printers on the first floor, and from the printers in the Computer Labs in the Nathanson Computer Center on the terrace level. The default setting for printers is double-sided, but can be changed for single-sided printing. Visit the IT Help Desk to set up wireless printing from laptops or other portable devices.

Photocopy machines are on both the first and second floors. Use a $1 or $5 bill in the attached vending machine to purchase a reusable copy card. Cards are also for sale at the campus Bookstore.

Inquire at the IT Help Desk about scanning or color printing. There is a charge for color printing. There is no public fax machine in the library, but one is available at the campus post office.

Have you misplaced something in the Library? Check at the Library Services Desk. Found items are sent to the Campus Security Office at the end of each week. Valuable items (keys, IDs, wallets, cell phones, jewelry, etc.) are sent to Security as soon as they're found.

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Renew Items and View Patron Record

Click here to renew items and view your patron record.Patrons can renew checked out items that are eligible for renewal (see chart below) within a few days of their due dates. 

Student Loan Policies

 Material Type  Loan Period  Renewal Policy  Overdue  Fines
 Books  3 weeks  twice for 2 weeks each  $.25 per day
 DVDs  3 days  once for 3 days  $1.00 per day
 2-Hour Reserve  2 hours (in-Library use only)  no renewal  $1.00 per hour
 24-Hour Reserve  24 hours  no renewal  $5.00 per day
 Recalled Item  must be returned promptly    $1.00 per day

Periodicals do not circulate.

Library Fines

Students will be charged overdue fines for materials not returned to the library within the specified time period. If the materials are not returned, the replacement cost of the materials will be charged. The replacement cost will be refunded if the materials are returned, but the overdue fine must still be paid. Fees and fines are charged to student accounts by the EC Business Office

Materials may be recalled by the Library for the use of another patron and must be returned promptly or a fine of $1.00 per day is charged.

Please contact Pam Wheeler at (607) 735-1862 with any questions about loan periods or fines.

Help!

Research Librarians are on call from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; evenings by appointment.

Evening and weekend staff is also trained to answer your research questions.

Drop in or make an appointment, or contact us with your questions.

Text Us!  Text a Librarian:
(607) 953-6060
(M-Th, 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.;
Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 
Sun, 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.)

E-mail Us!  Research Help Staff:                             researchhelp@elmira.edu

Call Us! Library Services Desk:                          (607) 735-1862

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