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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  Parsons Building (First Floor) houses our main IT Drop-In Centre.  More open access PCs are available in Rutherford Building (Ground Floor)…  … and at SPACE I.T.
  3. 3. What We Can Do For You…: Newcastle College Library Services Books CDs Stationery DVDs Networked PCs Study Space Photocopying Binding Journals Prospectuses Fiction Magazines Information Accessibility Area ...and if you have a Student ID Card, you’re already a member! Referencing Help Careers Section Dissertations 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 print journal or magazine overnight.
  8. 8. Fines Newcastle College Library Services  Standard Book Loans : 20p per day  7-Day Book Loans : 50p per day  Magazine Loans : 20p per day  Audio-Visual Loans : 50p 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 You can keep renewing items, unless they’re Reserved or Overdue.  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” beneath the Search Box. … then click the Renew icon to keep your loans out for 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.
  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 Journal articles, use the “Journal Search” box.  For e-Books or Web resources, look for these symbols in the Results…:
  11. 11.  Three I.T. Centres with Computers for “Drop-In” use in Parsons, Rutherford & SPACE buildings. 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.  Computer facilities for use by students with disabilities.  Accessibility aids 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. 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  •  (0191) 200 4020 •   Borrowed items can be returned through the letter-box at the Library entrance if we are closed.  Don’t forget, you can renew by phone or online. Main Library Opening Hours
  18. 18.  •  (0191) 200 4307  Services include Drop-In PC Access, B&W or Colour Printing, Password Resetting, Document Scanning and Laminating, and Topping up of Printer Credits. Monday 8.00am – 6.50pm Tuesday 8.00am – 6.50pm Wednesday 8.00am – 6.50pm Thursday 8.00am – 6.50pm Friday 8.00am – 3.50pm Parsons I.T. Drop-In Centre Opening HoursBuilding First Floor
  19. 19.  •  (0191) 200 4036  Services include Drop-In PC Access, B&W or Colour Printing, Password Resetting, Document Scanning and Laminating, and Topping up of Printer Credits. Monday 9.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00pm Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm Rutherford I.T. Drop-In Centre Opening HoursBuilding Ground Floor
  20. 20. Monday 9.00am – 4.20pm Tuesday 9.00am – 4.20pm Wednesday 9.15am – 4.20pm Thursday 9.00am – 4.20pm Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm  (0191) 200 4041  Further computing facilities are available in PITS, on the Ground Floor of Rutherford Building. I.T. Drop-In Centre Opening Hours
  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.