Do you :
- Need help with where to start researching for your assignment?
- Require advice on finding the books and journal articles you need for your research?
- Want assistance searching for information using electronic resources?
- Find yourself stumped by referencing?
Did you know there is a specialist professionally qualified Librarian on hand to offer individual and group support?
You are welcome to contact your course librarian to discuss what library support they can provide you.
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Progression to Learning and Work
It may not have escaped the notice of students and staff that a number of exciting changes have taken place to the College’s Library’s over the past few months and one of the key areas which has been focussed on is the Reading Collection.
The collection not only includes standard works of fiction but biographies and graphic novels. There are examples of nearly all Literary genres and titles which should appeal to any taste.
The relocation of the Reading Location presented an opportunity to merge it with the Junior Fiction from the Teacher Training Collection. This not only increased the number of the items available but also the range of genres.
All items in the reading collected are availabe on a term-loan. This means that rather than being issued with a book for the standard two weeks it will be on loan until the end of the current term. This means that if you take an item out at the start of term you get it for much longer than if you take it out towards the end of term. Not to worry though as you still benefit from the item being automatically renewed.
For more information about the Reading Collection you can read our Library guide.
The Library will also be running a reading challenge in 2020 which all students will be welcome to participate in. More details will be revealed in the next few months, but what we can reveal is that it will involve prizes.
The Library includes a number of winning and shortlisted titles for the following Literary awards :
While the Librarians have always been keen to promote a highly varied selection of fiction and non-fiction titles within the Reading Collection we are eager to hear which titles you would like to see included in the collection. You can submit a suggestion to the library about any title you think we ought to consider adding to our collection. Click here to complete the suggestion form.