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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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  • 1. to Library Services
  • 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. What We Can Do For You…: Newcastle College Library Services Books Magazines Careers Section Laptops e-library Prospectuses Newspapers Photocopying Accessibility Area CDs Stationery Binding DVDs Fiction Wi-Fi Networked PCs Study Space Information ...and if you have a College ID Card, you’re already a member!
  • 4. Books  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.  Search the Library Catalogue online at  Download the “Softlink Library Link” App from iTunes or Google Play Store.  Browse our printed Subject Guides.  Ask the Library Staff for help.
  • 5. Books  Staff can borrow up to 20 books at a time, for up to 8 weeks.  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.  Order new books anytime by emailing You can renew any items, unless they are reserved.
  • 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. 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. Fines Newcastle College Library Services  We charge fines on Library items to encourage their prompt return, so that everyone can have the chance to use them.  Standard Book Loans : 10p per day  7-Day Book Loans : 20p per day  Audio-Visual Loans : 20p per day  Magazine Loans : 20p per day
  • 9. Newcastle College Library Services Manage your Account online  Go to  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. Use your usual Newcastle College Username and Password “12345” (unless you have updated it to something else)  Update your Library Account (e.g. if you change home/email address, or mobile phone number) by clicking “Details” in the left-hand Menu. …or go via the Library pages on NCG Online
  • 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.  For Journals, type “Journal articles” into the Search Box.  For e-Books or Web resources, look for these symbols in the Results…: If prompted, logon with your usual College Username and Password.
  • 11. Main Library Computing Facilities  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.  Top-up your Printer Credits. Your best chance of getting on a College PC
  • 12. Wireless Internet  Free Wi-Fi is available at all our sites. Select the NCGguest network, then open your browser…: [+ your first initial and surname] Newcastle College Library Services Username: admin eg. admincdickens Use your normal Newcastle College IT Password. You can borrow a Laptop from Lindisfarne House
  • 13. 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.
  • 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  Previously-submitted Dissertations to browse  Help and advice from our Learning Support Librarian  No FE kids !!
  • 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. Newcastle College Library Services Learning Support Library Services also offers training sessions and online tutorials for staff and students, including:  General Library inductions  Personal tours of our facilities  Information Literacy tuition  Referencing & plagiarism awareness  Using e-library resources  Study skills Don’t forget, the Library Staff are here to help – Please ASK!
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
  • 20. Sandyford Study Centre Opening Hours Monday 9.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday 9.00am – 6.00pm Wednesday 9.00am – 6.00pm Thursday 9.00am – 6.00pm Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm Newcastle College Library Services  Don’t forget, you can renew loans by ringing 0191 200 4020, emailing or logging in online at Opening Hours may vary during vacations.
  • 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.