‘Design a classroom poster’ competition at Trident site Library

Congratulations to Matthew Dille, a JLR Higher Apprentice at Trident, who won 1st prize in Trident Libray’s ‘Design a poster’ competition. Here is Matthew receiving his prize from Lloyd Neal who is Apprentice Supervisor at Jaguar Land Rover, accompanied by L’Anne Barling from Trident Library.

Matthew Dille

Well Done Matthew!!

Posted by L’Anne Barling

Journals in the Libraries


     Take a look at the wide range of publications we have for you in the libraries at Warwickshire College.

 At the Trident site, the focus is on engineering and motor vehicle but each site will have something of interest. Back copies are also available and can be borrowed for a week at a time.


 Why not call into your library and see what they have.

New Library Catalogue

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 reservation page. Once you have set up a login, you can then manage your library account, reserve and renew items online using the My Account page.

posted by Sophie

New Interview Q & A book at Trident library

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.

posted by Jill

New printer/copier/scanners at Leamington, Moreton Morrell and Trident libraries!

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.

posted by Sophie

Apprentice Vehicle Technician magazine @ Trident Library


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!

posted by Jill

New edition available as an e-book

The 6th edition of The repair of vehicle bodies by A. Robinson is now available as an e-book.

This is an essential manual for the workshop when repairing the latest models or classic cars. It covers the principles and techniques that will develop the skills needed to carry out effective vehicle body repair and re-finishing. It has been updated to deal with the changes in technology and best practice and meet the current Automotive Skills standards. It contains handy revision notes making it an ideal text for students.

To access this e-book, click HERE

All e-books can be accessed through the library catalogue using the using the search facility. Click on the title with the e-book icon next to it > click on access online > scoll down to read online icon.

Alternatively, browse the E-library to view all e-books in your subject area.

For more information or training, just ask library staff, we are happy to help.

posted by Jill

Exam nerves? See the display at Trident Library

Exams are coming up! Need some help?

Visit our new tabletop display in Trident Library for lots of revision tips and exam techniques. We have books, e-books and leaflets that that have lots of practical tips on how to revise and survive exams as well as on general study skills.

So why not be a SMARTer student and come and have a browse today.

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New Engineering assignment display at Trident Library

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Trident site Library has a new tabletop display based around the assignment ‘AC, DC and Control Systems’ set for the Foundation Degree Engineering students.

Both books and e-book titles relevant to this assignment are displayed on the table opposite the library help desk. All of the books are available for loan and the green e-book folders provide information on accessing this resource on the pull-out help sheets inside.

So, if you’re not sure where to start or have reached a dead end with your research, why not check out our display and get some inspiration.

posted by Jill

New entrepreneurial books at the Libraries

  • Go Global: how to take your business to the world by Emma Jones

“International trade has moved into a new phase… You can now start a company on Monday and be trading with the world by Wednesday. The web has made this perfectly possible and… after all, a connection to the internet is a connection to over 1 billion potential customers.”

  • Turn your talent into a business: a guide to earning a living from your hobby by Emma Jones

“There’s never been a better time to turn your talent into turnover. Written in plain English, this book, written by small business guru Emma Jones, takes you step-by-step through the process”.

Find these books in the business section of the Libraries (658) or place a reservation on a title that is out on loan via the library catalogue.

posted by Sophie