Newcastle College Library Induction


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Newcastle College Library Induction

  1. 1. to Library Services
  2. 2. Library Branches  Our Main Library has Text Books for every subject area, from Art to Zoology. Newcastle College Library Services  Lindisfarne House has our Fiction and IT facilities.  More Computers are available at SPACE I.T.  We also have a HE Study Centre in Sandyford Room 3.01.
  3. 3. What We Can Do For You…: Newcastle College Library Services Books CDs Stationery DVDs Networked PCs Study Space Photocopying Binding e-library Prospectuses Fiction Magazines Information Accessibility Area ...and if you have a College ID Card, you’re already a member! Newspapers Careers Section Laptops Wi-Fi
  4. 4.  We have over 50,000 books – both fiction and non-fiction. Newcastle College Library Services  Finding resources is easy:  Use the Libraries’ in-house Computer Catalogues.  Browse our printed Subject Guides.  Search the Library Catalogue online at  Download the “Softlink Library Link” App from iTunes or Google Play Store.  Ask the Library Staff for help. Books
  5. 5. Books Newcastle College Library Services * 7-Day Loan texts may only be borrowed for one week. You can renew any items, unless they are reserved.  Further Education Students can borrow 6 books* at a time, for up to 3 weeks.  Higher Education Students can borrow 10 books* at a time, for up to 3 weeks.
  6. 6. Audio-Visual Collection Newcastle College Library Services  Whatever your taste in music, we have CDs that will interest you.  We have a wide selection of DVDs too.  Students can borrow any 3 Sound & Vision items for up to one week.
  7. 7. Magazines & Periodicals Newcastle College Library Services  We also stock general interest magazines and specialist journals.  You can borrow 1 current issue and 5 back copies of any magazine overnight.
  8. 8. Fines Newcastle College Library Services  Standard Book Loans : 10p per day  7-Day Book Loans : 20p per day  Magazine Loans : 20p per day  Audio-Visual Loans : 20p per day  We charge fines on Library items to encourage their prompt return, so that everyone can have the chance to use them.
  9. 9. Newcastle College Library Services Manage your Account online  Go to …or go via the Library pages on NCG Online  Click “Login”, and type in your Student ID Number and Library Password (if you have not already set this, leave the Password box blank when you first log in. You’ll then be prompted to choose a Password for yourself).  On the Home Screen, click “Current Loans” or “Loans” from the left-hand Menu. … then click the green Renew arrow next to the items you want to keep longer.  Update your Library Account (e.g. if you change home/email address, or mobile phone number) by clicking “Details” in the left-hand Menu. Use your usual Newcastle College Username (eg “s” + Student ID Number) and Library Password
  10. 10. Online Resources  Specialist databases, e-books and online versions of journals at the click of a mouse. Newcastle College Library Services  Available 24/7, on campus or at home  Easy to use, with up-to-date information  Quality-controlled (unlike Google!)  Coverage of all subject areas. If prompted, logon with your usual College Username and Password. @  For Journals, type “Journal articles” into the Search Box.  For e-Books or Web resources, look for these symbols in the Results…:
  11. 11.  Two I.T. Centres with Computers for “Drop-In” use. Newcastle College Library Services  Easy Access to the Internet, NCG Online, specialist software and e-library resources.  Expert help from IT Professionals.  Black & White or Colour printing. Your best chance of getting on a College PC  Top-up your Printer Credits. Ryehill Campus Library Computing Facilities  Exclusive, HE Only PCs are available.  Document Scanning and Laminating.
  12. 12. s[+ your Student ID Number] Wireless Internet Newcastle College Library Services  Free Wi-Fi is available at all our sites. Select the NCGguest network, then open your browser…: Username: Use your normal Newcastle College IT Password. eg. s987654
  13. 13. Accessibility Area Newcastle College Library Services  A quiet study area in Lindisfarne House.  Computer facilities for use by students with disabilities.  Accessibility aids are available including:  Specialist software  Adapted keyboards, screens, wrist-rest and tracker-balls  Height-adjustable furniture and text enlargers.
  14. 14. HE Study Room  A designated Quiet Study Area for Level 4, 5 and 6 Students at Main Library. Newcastle College Library Services  Individual study carrels  Less distractions or interruptions than elsewhere in College  No FE kids !!  Previously-submitted Dissertations to browse  Help and advice from our Learning Support Librarian
  15. 15. Other Services for Students  Group and individual study space. Newcastle College Library Services  Colour and Black & White photocopying.  Assignment binding.  Stationery for sale.  Study advice and information. …and so much more. Newcastle College Library Services – here to help you learn.
  16. 16. Newcastle College Library Services Learning Support Library Services also offers training sessions and online tutorials for staff and students, including: Don’t forget, the Library Staff are here to help – Please ASK!  General Library inductions  Personal tours of our facilities  Information Literacy tuition  Referencing & plagiarism awareness  Using e-library resources  Study skills
  17. 17. Main Library Opening Hours Monday 8.45am – 7.00pm Tuesday 8.45am – 7.00pm Wednesday 9.00am – 7.00pm Thursday 8.45am – 7.00pm Friday 8.45am – 4.00pm Newcastle College Library Services  Borrowed items can be returned through the letterbox at the Library entrance if we are closed. Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
  18. 18. Lindisfarne House Opening Hours Ground Floor First Floor (Fiction & Quiet Study) (Computer Drop-in) Monday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 6.50pm Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 6.50pm Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 6.50pm Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 6.50pm Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm 9.00am – 3.50pm Newcastle College Library Services  Borrowed items can be returned through the letterbox at Main Library entrance if we are closed. This centre closes Autumn 2015
  19. 19. SPACE I.T. Drop-In Opening Hours Monday 9.15am – 4.00pm Tuesday 9.15am – 4.00pm Wednesday 9.15am – 4.00pm Thursday 9.15am – 4.00pm Friday 9.15am – 3.50pm Newcastle College Library Services  Additional computers are available into the evening, Monday to Thursday, at Lindisfarne House / Rutherford Building from Autumn 2015. Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
  20. 20. Sandyford Study Centre Opening Hours Monday 9.00am – 4.30pm Tuesday 9.00am – 4.30pm Wednesday 9.00am – 4.30pm Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm Friday CLOSED Newcastle College Library Services Opening Hours may vary during vacations.  Don’t forget, you can renew loans by ringing 0191 200 4020, emailing or logging in online at
  21. 21. The End Thanks for your attention… and see you in the Library! Newcastle College Library Services Newcastle College Library Services Tel: (0191) 200 4020.