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Miller College Library Orientation Version 3 – 1 August 2012
LIBRARY SERVICES• Borrowing of resources• Help finding resources for your studies• Access to “Ask a Librarian” online service• Inter library loans• Reciprocal borrowing with UWS• Able to borrow from any TAFE Library within NSW
LIBRARY SERVICES• Professional Library Staff• Presentations and teaching of: – Library catalogue (TAFEcat) – Internet - Research skills - Study skills – Database use
RESOURCES• Online library catalogue – you can search all TAFE NSW libraries http://tafecat.tafensw.edu.au – Loan periods of 1-2 weeks, with mailed reminder notices for overdue items and fines• LibGuides (online subject guides -for different subjects and courses) http://swsi.tafensw.campusguides.com/
RESOURCES• Access to a huge resource collection: – over 15,000 items - Books - DVDs, - CD-ROMs - magazines and newspapers – eResources - ebooks - online video streaming - databases (online magazine, newspaper articles and TV news and current affairs shows)
FACILITIES• Individual and group study rooms and reading areas• After class computers and software• A/V equipped seminar rooms• Photocopying and colour computer printing options
REMEMBER• Your library provides access to a wide range of resources, services and facilities• The library web site has extra services• Library staff are happy to assist and support you in your studies• You can book in for a personal Research Skills session, just talk to the Professional Library Staff• Come and visit, individually, in groups or with your class
REMEMBEROpening hours: Monday –Wednesday 8.30am-8.00pm Thursday 8.30am-6.30pm Friday 8.30am-5.00pmRemember to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at your library