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Research Guides



Questions about book or media reserves? Contact the Circulation Department at 212.817.7083 or

Questions about accessing readings on Blackboard? Contact IT Services at


There are 7 touchscreen bookscanners on the table behind the reference desk (directly north of the elevator) on the 2nd floor and a KIC Bookeye scanner in the southeast corner of the second floor near the PQ call numbers. Read about it here.

Books and Media

Complete the Course Reserve Request Form to request a book or DVD, VHS, CD, or score to be placed on reserve (even if the library does not own the item).

Include as much information as possible when placing the request (call number if the library owns the material, link to Amazon or isbn if the library needs to purchase the material). There is a reserve limit of 50 items per course.

Note: It generally takes 4-6 weeks for an item that GC Library does not own to be purchased, processed, and placed on reserve.

Link to the Catalog in Blackboard

Permanent links guarantee users perpetual access to catalog records or articles. To get a permanent link to a book in the library catalog go to the screen that lists the book's call number, click Permanent Link and copy the URL. 

To add this link to Blackboard:

  1. Select the appropriate Blackboard course from your list of current courses.
  2. Click the Control Panel.
  3. Choose any of the following links from the Content Areas panel.
  4. Select the External Links option on the Add bar at the top of the page.
  5. Enter a title for the link in the Name field.
  6. Type the permanent link URL (the web address) in the URL field. Be sure to include the http:// at the beginning.
  7. Enter description in the text box, including complete bibliographic information about the book (i.e. author, title, date).
  8. Click the Submit button.
  9. Press OK to approve your action.