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HE students slideshare library induction.

  1. 1. HCA Library College Road Campus.
  2. 2. Welcome
  3. 3. Welcome • The HCA Higher Education Library will be situated on the College Road campus. • We offer a dedicated Art Library service meeting the specific needs of art college students. • This slideshow is a general introduction but all new students will receive a course specific library induction within the library.
  4. 4. Library Card • The HCA student card you receive when enrolling is also your library card. Bring it to the library to join. • Joining the College Road Library means you may also borrow items from the HCA FE library & the Hereford College of Technology (HCT) library, both located at Folly Lane.
  5. 5. Library Catalogue • The HCA library shares an online catalogue with HCT. The catalogue is online and may be viewed from any computer. • You can view all the library stock and access your own account to see your current loans, renew or reserve items. • You can access the catalogue directly at http://prism.talis.com/herefordcolleges.
  6. 6. Library Catalogue
  7. 7. Borrowing procedure • All items must be issued at the desk before leaving the library. • Most books can be borrowed for 4 weeks. Short loan books, magazines and DVDs can be borrowed for 7 days. • You are allowed to borrow 10 items at any one time.
  8. 8. Fines • All items are subject to fines if returned late. Charges only apply to the days on which the Library is open, payable at the following rates: • DVDs 50p per day • 7 day loans 20p per day • 4 week loans 10p per day • You can renew items online before they become overdue.
  9. 9. Reservations • If a book you want is on loan you can reserve it at the desk, or online. We will let you know when your book arrives if we have your email address.
  10. 10. Inter Library Loans • You can also request books or journal articles that we do not have in the college library through the Inter-library loan system. This costs £2 per request. • Please ask at the desk for a form or fill one in on the library page of StudentNet & email it to us.
  11. 11. Online Library Resources • Access the Online Library Resources on StudentNet for databases, e-journals, recommended websites, A-Z DVD listings and much more. • Through the college databases students can access thousands of newspaper & journal articles. • Students can access the databases from home if they register with Athens.
  12. 12. Online Library Resources • You will be shown how to access & use the databases during your library induction.
  13. 13. Shop • There is a materials shop in the HCA Folly Lane library selling pens, pencils, sketchbooks, workshop coats, pen-drives, photo paper, paints etc. • All are sold at specially reduced prices just for HCA students.
  14. 14. What is in the library?
  15. 15. Books • The library contains thousands of books on all aspects of art & design. • Each subject area has its own section within the library. • Please ask at the desk if you cannot find what you want.
  16. 16. Newspapers & Journals • The Library journals cover all aspects of the arts. All except the latest copy can be borrowed for a week. 1000s of back copies are available. • Daily papers are available to view.
  17. 17. Computers • Before you can use a library computer you will need to get your personal log-in details from the ILT suite. • Printing costs are deducted from your college print credit. • All library computers have internet access and are connected to colour printers.
  18. 18. DVDs • The art library has a large collection of DVDs including new and classic films, performing arts, animation, art & design and documentaries. They are free to borrow. • An A – Z listing of DVDs is available on StudentNet.
  19. 19. Study Room • There is a study room accessible from within the library. This room is for individual quiet study only.
  20. 20. Careers • The careers section contains postgraduate prospectuses and career progression material.
  21. 21. Librarians • The HCA library is staffed by specialist art librarians. • Please ask at the library desk if you have any queries regarding course work or library usage.
  22. 22. Library Opening Hours • Term Time:Term Time: • Mons - Thurs: 9.30 am – 8.00 pm • Friday: 9.30 am – 4.00pm • See StudentNet for holiday opening times
  23. 23. Facebook • Visit our HCA Library Facebook page toVisit our HCA Library Facebook page to keep up with events both local & national.keep up with events both local & national. • Opening timesOpening times • ExhibitionsExhibitions • ResidenciesResidencies • Online resources & so much more..Online resources & so much more..
  24. 24. Contact us