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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. In person or virtual Research Help service is available every day that the Gannett-Tripp Library is open.

Quick answers to frequently asked questions

Phone: (607) 735-1862

E-mail: (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 Marge Kappanadze at (607) 735-1867 or at 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) -- 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.

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 might be reserved 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. 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.

For details about using this service see the Interlibrary Loan page. As always, ask a library staff member if you need assistance.


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 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:

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 Safety Office at the end of each week. Valuable items (keys, IDs, wallets, cell phones, jewelry, etc.) are sent to Campus Safety as soon as they're found.

Renew Items and View User Record

Go to 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.

Student Loan Policies


 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.

Library Fines

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 Carol Perry-Stringham at at, or (607) 735-1862 with any questions about loan periods or charges.


For research help,  use one of the following options:

Ask the GTL

GTL Phone   General Information & Research Help Phone:  (607) 735-1862

E-mail Us!   Research Help Email:                    

     For help registering a device, password reset and more:  EC IT Resources and Services

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