Ask the GTL -- NEW!
Quick answers to frequently asked questions: http://libanswers.elmira.edu/
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.)
Phone: (607) 735-1862
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (a librarian will reply within one business day when classes are in session)
Research Consultation: If you're having trouble finding material for a research project, you can schedule a research consultation. Contact Martha Smith, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, at (607) 735-1866 or at email@example.com to make an appointment.
The GTL offers students a variety of areas of private or collaborative study:
Quiet Study room (2nd floor, south) -- Please note that the entire 2nd floor is for quiet study.
Group Study rooms (1st and 2nd floors)
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 Room with technology (terrace level, south)
The Malesardi Finance Trading Center, the Writing Center, the Tutoring Center, the Tripp Lecture Hall, conference rooms, and classrooms can be used for study when no classes,meetings, or tutoring are in session.
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 for testing. Contact the Library Services Desk, (607) 735-1862, for help.
The GTL has borrowing agreements with other institutions for items not in our collections. Interlibrary loan services are available to all current Elmira College students, faculty, administrators and staff members.
Before submitting a request, please check Library Search to make sure that the item is not something owned by the Gannett-Tripp Library.
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.
The Library has one Brother print-only printer and two Toshiba print-copy-scan printers on the first floor, plus 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.
Color printing is available from the two Toshiba print-copy-scan printers on the Library's first floor.
Please see more information about the College's printing policies on the College's Information Technology page, under Print Management: https://www.elmira.edu/Student/Offices_Resources/Information_Technology/Print_Management.html
There is no public fax machine in the library, but one is available in the Student Life office in the Campus Center. Faxing is available for a fee at various locations in the Elmira area, including the Steele Memorial Library, Staples, and Copy Express.
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.
Go to https://elmiracollege.on.worldcat.org/discovery. Sign in using your Elmira College username and password (upper right of page). Click the button with your name on it and select My Account from the drop down menu. Review your list of checked out items or select the Renew button for the item(s) you wish to renew. Checked out items can also be renewed in person at the Library Services Desk, or by calling (607) 735-1862.
|Material Type||Loan Period||Renewal Policy|
|Books||6 weeks||Twice for 6 weeks each|
|DVDs||10 days||Once for 7 days|
|2-Hour Reserve||2 hours (in-Library use only)||No renewal|
|24-Hour Reserve||24 hours||No renewal|
|Recalled Item||Must be returned promptly|
Periodicals do not circulate.
Students will NOT be charged overdue fines for materials. If the materials are not returned, the replacement cost of the items will be charged. The replacement cost will be refunded if the materials are returned. Replacement costs 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.
Please contact Pam Wheeler at (607) 735-1862 with any questions about loan periods or charges.
Effective March 23, 2020, until further notice:
If you need research help, please use one of the following options.
Ask the GTL
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