Library Services to Faculty

All the facilities and resources of the Glendale College Library are available to faculty. The library is located in LB on the 3rd and 4th floors.

Accessing Library Materials

 Reference librarians and our Staff offer help in using library resources and locating materials. If you have any questions, you can come into the library, use our chat or by telephone (ext. 5577), email (


Borrowing privileges: Faculty may obtain a library card by filling out an application and presenting a valid ID at the Circulation Desk. General circulating items are due at the end of each semester or intersession, but are subject to recall by other users. Faculty may check out reference books overnight and should make such requests at the reference desk.

Interlibrary loans:

Need a book that we don't have? Try requesting it through our interlibrary loan program.

Interlibrary Loan Facts:

  • You must be enrolled in the current or upcoming semester or be a current employee to request materials.
  • Requests may take between 1-3 weeks to be received, so plan ahead.
  • Items owned by the GCC library will not be borrowed. Please visit the library to check out these materials.
  • Sorry, but we cannot borrow textbooks.
  • You may have a maximum of 10 ILL requests and regular materials checked out at a time.
  • Overdue fines are $1.50 per day.
  • The lending library may also charge usage fees, overdue fines, and/or damaged and replacements costs.
  • You will be notified when your request is ready to pick up from the Circulation Desk.

ILL Requests

To submit an interlibrary loan request, please complete one of the forms below:

If you have any questions, please contact us at (818) 240-1000 Etx. 5586 or

You may also borrow materials directly from Pasadena City College (PCC) and Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA) using your GCC photo I.D. To get your GCC photo I.D., you can go to room AA1 at the beginning of the semester, or to room AD138 during the semester. You don't need a barcode on your card in order to check out books from PCC or CSULA, but you do need proof that you are a current employee of GCC (e.g., a current pay stub).

Faculty Holds

Faculty may call the circulation desk to have a specific item held for them. If the item is available, the faculty member will be notified and it may picked up at the circulation desk.

Collection Development - Purchase Requests

Library collection and purchasing suggestions: We encourage faculty members to make recommendations for library acquisitions. These requests can be made at the reference desk, by contacting your liaison librarian, or by filling out a Library Materials Purchase Request form online.

New tenure-track faculty may request a $500 New Faculty Fund from their liaison librarian. This “grant” is intended to help remedy any collection inadequacies related to your field or to courses you will be teaching.

Course Support

Creating Effective Research Assignments: Any assignment that involves library research, the Librarians will benefit from a copy or heads up.  We can put library materials on reserve for your class so that all students have equal access to them. The reference librarians can be briefed so they can better help your students understand the assignment and find the information they need. When appropriate, a research guide can be prepared which will address your students' research needs for a specific assignment.

New courses: When you are planning a new course or class assignment, your library liaison can work with you to develop library research guides and order library materials necessary to support your new course.

Library Instructional Services: The library offers a wide variety of instructional services to support classroom teaching and student success. These services include credit-bearing courses like Library 190 and Library 191 and the following Workshops:

  • Intro to the Library

  • Searching Library Catalogs

  • Evaluating Sources

  • Citing Sources MLA Style, 8th edition

  • Using Information Ethically

  • The Research Process

  • Using Library Databases

Besides the workshop program, there may be other library instruction components that could benefit your students. Please contact your division's library liaison to discuss options such as:

  • Brief presentations to your students in your classroom
    This is a good method for introducing students to the library and familiarizing them with library resources.

  • Sessions integrated into your course
    Repetition of topics like research skills, critical thinking and evaluation, and documentation of sources help to reinforce these newly acquired skills.

  • Development of library research guides around a particular assignment or class, as well as training on developing and customizing your own guides.


Faculty may place library or personal materials on reserve for students. To ensure that students have maximum access, we recommend that reserves check out for 2 hours and cannot leave the library. However, overnight and 3-day check out periods are also available.

Please submit your request at least 1 week prior to the date needed in person or by contacting the Circulation Desk at ext. 5586.

Library liaisons: Each division has a liaison librarian who serves as a contact for information about library programs, resources, and services:

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