Welcome to the Main Library Mon-Fri: 7.45 am – 4.45 pm
When can you visit Book renewals & the library returns Rules How to use the What’s in the OPAC Library Finding a book Loan Limits & Checking your Duration account FinesWhat you need to know….
We are opened from 7.45 am to 4.45 pm soyou can come to the library before school,during your first break or lunch and afterschool.Please do NOT visit the library during yoursecond short break as this falls during theHigh School Lunch Period and the library isusually very crowded then.When can you come to the library?
The BIG 6 Rules Leave your bag on the shelves outside the library No food or drink is allowed in the library No running or playing hide n’ seek Speak softly If you’re here, it’s for a reason The computers are for work ONLY!Library Rules
Books Other sections ◦ Fiction – F & YA • Careers ◦ Non Fiction • Extended Essays ◦ Graphic Novels Teacher’s Resource ◦ True Life Stories Tertiary Education ◦ Oversized Textbooks ◦ Other language books Theory of Knowledge ◦ Ebooks (accessed through the OPAC Newspapers & Magazines VCDs/DVDs Online databasesWhat’s in the Library
There are 3 different types of FICTION in theMain Library. These are: ◦ Graded Readers (GR) ◦ F (Teen Reads) ◦ YA (Young Adult)YA books are for Grade 9 students andolder. However, if you are in Grade 7 or 8and you want to read a YA book, you mayProvided you get a permission slip signed byyour English teacher or parent.Fiction
Loans You’re allowed to have 4 books out at any one time (inclusive of 2 VCDs or DVDs) Textbooks are NOT included in this loan limit of 4 Books are loaned out for 2 weeks VCDs/DVDs are loaned out for 1 week Magazines (Back issues) are loaned out for 3 daysLoan limits & Duration
You can return all items borrowed at the counter. Hand the item over and then wait. The library staff will tell you when your item is clear. You can renew an item as many times as you like provided: ◦ You bring the item to the library each time you want to renew & ◦ No one else has reserved the item. Any item that is returned late will be charged a fine of 20 cents per day until the item is returned.Fines, Renewals & Returns
You can search the library catalogue (OPAC) from any computerat school or at home. The can be found online athttp://library.uwcsea.edu.sgFor instructions on how to use the OPAC, check out the LibraryCatalog Tutorial at http://libguides.uwcsea.edu.sg/mschoolSearching the OPAC
You’ve searched the OPAC and found the title you want. How do you find the actual book? What do you need to know? The most important things you need to know are: ◦ The title of the book & ◦ Its CALL NUMBERFinding a book…
All the books in this library have SPINE LABELS with CALL NUMBERS on them. Call Numbers = The book’s address in the library For example, the call number of a book on Origami would be 745.54 JAC Artemis Fowl: the graphic novel would have the call number GN COLWhat is a call number?
FICTION NON-FICTIONThese call numbers These call numbershave 2 parts have 3 parts GR, F or YA followed A prefix e.g. R, TLS & OL followed by the by the first 3 letters DEWEY number and of the author’s name then by the first 3 letters of the author’s nameCall Numbers
You can check your library account by clicking the ‘Login’ button atthe top right of your computer screen and entering your username and password.Library homepage & library a/c
URL to remember:http://library.uwcsea.edu.sg Can be accessed from any computer in school or at home Can be used to search for a book, make recommendations to your friends, write a review of a book you’ve read & recommend a book for purchaseThe OPAC
Q1How many library books can you have outat any one time? a. Two b. Four c. SixQuestionTime
Q2.You are charged 20 cents for every day thatyour book is late. ◦ TRUE ◦ FALSEQuestionTime
Q3.You can borrow all of the following from thelibrary: ◦ Magazines ◦ Books ◦ Power Tools ◦ DVDs TRUE OR FALSEQuestionTime
Q4.Which one of the following is not one of theBig 6 rules?1. No food or drink is allowed in the library2. No running or playing hide n’ seek3. Speak as loud as you want to4. If you’re here, it’s for a reason5. The computers are for work ONLY!QuestionTime
Don’t hesitate to talk to any of the library staff if you have any questions.Any Questions?
1. b. 42. TRUE3. FALSE4. Speak as loud as you want toAnswer Key