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Newcastle College Staff Library Induction



A brief overview of Newcastle College Library Services for staff and their students.

A brief overview of Newcastle College Library Services for staff and their students.



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    Newcastle College Staff Library Induction Newcastle College Staff Library Induction Presentation Transcript

    • to Library Services
    • 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.
    • 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
    •  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
    • Books  FE students can borrow 6 books, for 3 weeks;  HE students up to 10 books, for 3 weeks. Newcastle College Library Services  7-Day Loan texts may only be borrowed for one week. You can renew any items, unless they are reserved.  Staff can borrow up to 20 books at a time, for up to 8 weeks.  Order new books anytime by emailing
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 Staff Username and default Password “12345”.  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 and Password “12345” (unless you have updated it to something else)
    • 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. Click on the Library tab on NCG Online to find out more.
    •  Two I.T. Centres with over 140 Computers for student use. Newcastle College Library Services  Easy Access to the Internet, Blackboard and e-library resources.  Expert help from IT Specialists available at Main Library.  Black & White or Colour printing. Your best chance of getting on a College PC  Top-up your Printer Credits. Main Library Computing Facilities
    • [+ your first initial and surname] Wireless Internet Newcastle College Library Services You can borrow a Laptop from Lindisfarne House  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. admin eg. admincdickens
    • Accessibility Area Newcastle College Library Services  A quiet study area.  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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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. Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
    • 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. Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
    • Sandyford Study Centre Opening Hours Monday 10.00am – 7.00pm Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm Wednesday 10.00am – 7.00pm Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm 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
    • The End Thanks for your attention… and see you in the Library! Newcastle College Library Services Newcastle College Library Services Tel: (0191) 200 4020.