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    Study Spaces

    The GC Library provides several private/group study rooms to be used by GC students for discussion, study, and research sessions. 

    • Study Rooms are located in the library and are available for reservation by students, faculty, and staff. Due to high demand, rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours per day, up to 5-time slots per week. 

    Every study room is equipped with:

    • A whiteboard
    • Tables and chairs
    • Dry-erase markers and erasers can be checked out at the Circulation Desk (GC ID is required). 
    • Power outlets

    How do I reserve a study room online?

    • Select an available (green) slot for the start of your reservation.
    • Submit Times.
    • Agree to Terms and Conditions.
    • Complete the Reservation Form and Submit Your Booking
    • Follow the link included in the confirmation email to confirm your booking. Failure to do so within 15 minutes after receiving the email will cause the request to be canceled. 

    If you have questions about room reservations, contact the library.

    Cyber Cafe

    The Cyber Cafe is a collaborative space for students to eat, research, study, or just de-stress.

    • 6 workstations with internet access and printing.
    • Vending machines and a microwave are available. 

    Flexible Learning Space/Classroom

    The Flexible Learning Space is a flexible, technology-accessible space with moveable modular furniture, electrical outlets, and moveable whiteboards to facilitate collaborative teamwork.  

    • Seats 40
    • Laptops available for checkout (library use only)
    • Media Table for collaborative learning and study is available. 

    This area is also reserved for classroom instruction. If this area is reserved for instruction, please use other seating areas in the library.  

    Other Seating Areas with Power Outlets: 

    • Cyber Café 
    • Seating near the Computer Lab 
    • Study Rooms 


    Computer Lab

    The Computer Lab (R-116) is located inside of the library and is open to Galveston College students, faculty, and staff with a current Galveston College Whitecaps portal or network login:

    • 24 workstations are located in the Computer Lab
    • A printer is located in the lab
    • Access to Office 365
    • A GC ID and password is required
    • Guests log-in is not available
    • Library staff are available for research assistance

    Laptops & Chromebooks

    Laptops are available for in-library use or 24-hour checkout at the Circulation Desk. Students are responsible for any damage to the laptop that occurs during checkout time. Upon 24-hour checkout, students are required to complete and sign the library laptop checkout agreement form

    Chromebooks are available for 24-hour checkout at the Circulation Desk. Chromebooks are available to GC Career Connect students in Continuing Education ONLY. Students must self-identify as GC Career connect students and have a valid Galveston College ID to check out Chromebooks.

    Print, Copy, Scan

    Galveston College students, faculty, and staff can print in the library with two printers available. 

    Printer 1 (Ricoh): located in the front of the library in the Copy Center with print, copy, and scan to email options. 

    Printer 2 (LAB_R116): located in the computer lab with the option of duplex or double-sided printing. 

    • Free, limited printing is available with a max of 25 pages per day. 

    • Print, copy, or scan to email.

    • Print from any computer in the Computer Lab or Cyber Cafe. 

    • Print in black & white only. 


    How to Connect to Wifi:

    • Select "GC-Student-Wifi" network

    • Open a browser window (this will bring you to the login page)

    • Log in using your GC Student ID (GC######) and password

    • Printing is unavailable from personal devices