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Hs library orientation

  1. 1. High SchoolLibrary Orientation
  2. 2. What do you need to know… Opening Hours Rules What’s in the library Loan limits & duration Book renewals & returns Using the library catalogue & finding a book Checking your account
  3. 3. Opening HoursDuring TermMonday to Friday7.45 am to 4.45 pmDuring Term Breaks*Monday to Friday8.30 am to 12 noon1 pm to 4.30 pm* Times may vary. Visitors are advised to call the library before coming
  4. 4. Library Rules Leave your bag(s) on the shelves outside the library No food & drink is allowed Speak softly. The library is a shared workspace so be considerate of other users The computers are for work only
  5. 5. What’s in the libraryBooks Other Sections• Fiction – F & YA• Non Fiction • Careers• Graphic Novels • Extended Essays• True Life Stories • Teacher references• Oversized Books • Tertiary Education• Other language books• Ebooks (accessed through the • Textbooks OPAC) • Theory of KnowledgeNewspapers & MagazinesVCDs/DVDsOnline Databases
  6. 6. Loan Limits & DurationGrades 9 & 10 – 4 itemsGrades 11 & 12 – 6 itemsNote:• Textbooks are not included in the number of items you can borrow from the library• Books are loaned out for 2 weeks• DVDs & VCDs are loaned out for 1 week• Back issues of magazines can be loaned out for 3 days
  7. 7. Fines, renewals & returns All borrowed items must be renewed or returned at the library counter. Just hand over the item and wait till a library staff tells you that you’re cleared. You can renew an item as many times as you like provided:  You bring the item to the library to renew on or before the due date &  No one else has reserved that item Any item that is returned late will incur a fine of 20 cents per day.
  8. 8. The Library CatalogueCan be accessed via the school’s web page under Quick Links or directly athttp://library.uwcsea.edu.sgIf you need help on using the catalogue either ask a library staff or look at the CatalogueTutorial which is available online.
  9. 9. Finding a book You need 2 pieces of information to find an item in the library. The first is the item’s Call Number and the second is its title. For fiction books, the call number is made up of 2 parts. The first is F for teen reads or YA for young adult and the second is the first 3 letters of the author’s last name. All fiction books are shelved in the same section and arranged according to the first 3 letters of the author’s last name e.g. F CAB for a book by Meg Cabot and YA GRI for a book by John Grisham and
  10. 10. Finding a book The call number for nonfiction books are also made up of different parts. The first is the PREFIX which will tell you in which collection the book is located, the second is its DEWEY number and the third is the first 3 letters of the Author’s last name. E.g. TLS 283.092 CRO This call number tells you that the book is located in the TRUE LIFE STORIES section, its call number is 283.092 and that the first 3 letters of the authors last name starts with CRO
  11. 11. Checking your library accountYou can check your library account by going to• http://library.uwcsea.edu.sg and• clicking on the link to the Dover Secondary Catalogue.• Then click the login button on the top right hand corner to enter your username and password.• Select the ‘My info’ tab to see the list of books that you have checked out.• You will also be able to Make book recommendations to your friends and check on the fines you might have to pay.
  12. 12. If you have any questions… Please approach any library staff for help or send me an email at librarydover@uwcsea.edu.sg

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