Check out our Opening Hours page (find it using the tabs along the top of this page) to see when the College Libraries are open during the Christmas holiday. Term time opening hours end on Thursday 19th December and resume on Tuesday 7th January.
Did you know that, as a student at Warwickshire College, you can study and access books and other resources at other libraries too? Well, you can through the Inspire scheme! Whether you are looking for books on a specific subject or just live nearer to another library and would find it easier to work there in your free time, the Inspire scheme gives students access and browsing rights to other libraries. See below for just a selection of the participating libraries in the surrounding area:
City College Library, Coventry
Coventry City Council Libraries
Coventry University Library
Henley College Library, Coventry
King Edward VI College Library, Nuneaton
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College Library
Stratford-upon-Avon College Library
University of Warwick Library
University of Worcester Library
Warwickshire County Council Libraries
Worcestershire County Council Libraries… and many more!
Joining the Inspire scheme is quick and easy, you just need to come to your site Library and give us your details. We will then give you a Library Pass that you will need to present to access your chosen Library. For more information, please ask Library staff or leave a comment on this post (click the speech bubble).
Trident An excellent £94.50 was raised for the Macmillan Charity from a Cake Sale at Trident Library on Friday 27th September. Many thanks to the SU and Trident staff (and their families) for the donations of delicious cakes and to the refectory for the tea and coffee. Congratulations to all who participated.
The coffee morning held at the Henley-in-Arden site library was a great success, with more than 300 visitors to the library that day! Over £200 was raised for the well deserving cause. Students and staff had a leisurely morning and enjoyed participating for the charity - the raffle prize of a giant cupcake was won by Tom Allum.
Leamington A great time was had at the Macmillan Coffee Morning held at the Leamington site Library. Thanks to the SU who helped put the event together, we managed to raise just under£100.
Rugby Over £400 was raised at Rugby Centre’s Macmillan Coffee Morning! The Peter Jones students hosted the event in the library at Rugby. There were lots of delicious cakes for sale as well as a raffle and book sale. Well done and many thanks to all who helped organise and support the event.
Raffle prizes generously donated by staff at Pershore
We had a fab morning at Pershore Library and were still selling cakes the next day due to the amount we were donated. Special thanks to catering for supplying the tea and coffee, and to the FLAIR students who raised £18.60 running a guess the number competition. A big thank you also to the SU who managed to help out whilst busy getting ready for their own Fresher’s Ball. The end result of everyone’s
efforts was that we raised a total of £347.56!
Plenty of cakes and raffle tickets were sold
Moreton Morrell Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Macmillan coffee morning at Moreton Morrell Library last Friday. We had a fantastic day with many students and staff joining us for a coffee and a cake or two! We even managed to share our goodies at the horse trials. We sold lots of cakes and raffle tickets, and managed to raise an amazing £313.76! A special thank you to all of those who donated prizes and got their aprons out to bake for us!
The HE Fresher’s Fair was held on the 18th September at the Leamington centre. It was a great success and much enjoyed by the staff and students who attended. The Library team were on hand to welcome new students, offering information about Library services and giving away some fun freebies too! Congratulations to our winners Holly Spinks who chose the DAB radio and Seanaigh McGovern who chose the Mp3 player. We welcome all our new students and are looking forward to seeing more of them in the Library over the coming year!
The Library is at the heart of your learning - your journey starts here!
A great afternoon was had by all at the FE Fresher’s Fair at Leamington on Thursday 5th Sept. The theme of the Library stand was ‘The Student Journey’, as illustrated by our eye-catching poster (above), which received several compliments, thanks everyone!
The Library Stand was busy throughout as students competed to win delicious, homemade cupcakes on the Spin-a-Wheel game and dived deep into the Lucky Dip!
The journey theme continued with our Highway Grid game, with lucky winners Jake, Shannon and Charlie each receiving a pair of Angry Bird earphones - congratulations to them!
Charlie receives her prize
The Library Treasure Hunt competition is still open, come in to the Leamington site Library and have a go to be in with the chance of winning a USB wristband! The winner will be drawn on 20th September.
Welcome to all our new students, we look forward to seeing you in the Library!
When accessing e-books through the library webpages, you may notice some changes to our supplier’s website (Dawsonera). The new Dawsonera platform is much more user friendly and allows you to save an e-book to your own personal bookshelf by clicking on the small grey star opposite the e-book’s title. E-books placed on your bookshelf can be accessed quickly and easily without having to go back into the library webpages – your bookshelf is displayed in the right-hand margin, along with e-books you have recently viewed. The Read Online and Download options are now presented as icons underneath the description of the e-book.
The new platform also allows you to turn the pages of an e-book without having to scroll up and down, and enlarge the e-book by hiding the contents in the left-hand margin – just click on the small grey arrow tab at the top of the margin. Furthermore, e-books can now be downloaded onto Apple and Android mobile and tablet devices.
Please contact your site library for more information or training, or take a look at the E-book helppage.
For those of you who are returning to College for another year, you may notice that the library catalogue has changed. We are currently working on creating an all new library search engine that, when you enter a search term, not only searches the library stock at all six site libraries but also searches almost all of the libraries online databases and e-journals! This will make doing your research a lot quicker and easier. Hopefully this new search engine will be up and running in the next few months.
In the meantime, we hope you will agree that the current library catalogue is easy to use. Once you have run a search, you can refine your search results by material type (e.g. books, e-books, DVDs, etc) or location (only a particular site library or libraries) using the options on the right of the screen.
When you run a search and have a list of results, click on an item’s title to see the location and availability details. From this screen, you can also reserve the item if it is out on loan or only available at another site (in which case it will sent over to a site of your choice for you to collect). To reserve an item, click on ‘Reserve this item’.
You will then need to enter your ID number and library pin (also necessary when renewing items on your account online), further details can be found on the How to place a reservationpage. Once you have set up a login, you can then manage your library account, reserve and renew items online using the My Accountpage.
Check out our Opening Hours page (find it using the tabs along the top of this page) to see when the College Libraries are open during the Summer break. Term time opening hours resumes on Monday 2nd September.
Trident Library now has a copy of ‘The Interview Question & Answer Book’ by James Innes.
Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?
How much water would it take to fill St Paul’s Cathedral?
If there was a monkey hanging from a chandelier, how would you get it down?
Do you know how you would answer these questions in an interview?
If not, then perhaps you should check out this book. It not only covers unusual questions like these, but the top 10 interview questions, 50 classic questions and how to avoid the 15 most common interview mistakes. It helps you plan and prepare for each question so you can deliver fresh and interesting answers to make the most impact in your interview.
The author also gives examples of past bloopers made by interviewees which make an entertaining read and light relief for those pre – interview nerves!
So if you’re preparing for an interview or just want an interesting read, both Trident and Moreton Morrell Libraries have copies of this book. As with all books, it can be reserved online via the library catalogue. Just ask library staff if you would like any help.
New Multi Functional Devices (MFDs) have arrived at the Leamington, Moreton Morrell and Trident libraries! These all singing, all dancing machines – previously only held at the Henley and Rugby site libraries - offer top quality colour and black and white printing and photocopying in both A4 and A3, double-sided printing and photocopying as standard, and very easy to use scanning facilities that allow you to scan and email the scanned document at the touch of a button.
To photocopy, staff and students can now login to an MFD and the cost of copying will be deducted from their print credit.
Please ask a member of library staff if you need help using these devices. Please note that if you need to change the default settings for printing, for example, if you wish to print in colour or single-sided, click on Printer Properties before you print. For information on printing and copying costs, see our library information page.
Up until 25th May, if you entered your email address and clicked on ‘Sign Me Up!’ to subscribe to our page, you were entered into a prize draw for an ipod shuffle.
Nichola Watson, a level 3 Animal Care student at Pershore subscribed to the Library webpage - receiving the latest news from the libraries on topics such as new resources, opening times, upcoming events, competitions and much more – and was picked at random as the lucky winner during half term.
Here is Nichola receiving her ipod shuffle from Jenny Whitworth, the Librarian at Pershore:
The summer edition of ‘Apprentice Vehicle Technician’ has just arrived at Trident library and we have copies to give away. This is a useful magazine for all students on automotive courses and is full of technical information and careers advice.
It has a ’workshop section’ which offers best practice technical advice to help prepare for life in the workshop. Wheel alignment, brake pads and lighting are just some of the topics covered in this issue.
You can also access the workshop section online via the magazines website www.avtonline.co.uk for troubleshooting common workshop problems to help you with assignments.
Not only is this magazine useful for technical advice, it also covers the latest apprentice news, tips on applying for jobs as well as lots of competitions and free gifts.
So hurry along to Trident library today and pick up your free copy now whilst stocks last!