Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Newcastle College Library's Online Catalogue

Our Online Catalogue means you can easily search for, and reserve, resources from Newcastle College Library via any PC, Smart Phone or internet-enabled device, 24/7.

All you need to do is go to, or click on the Library Catalogue logo at the foot of this blog.

Once you've entered the site, use the Search Box just like you would use Google...:

Type in an Author, Title or Subject keyword then click on the magnifying glass icon. If you want to restrict your search to just e-books, DVDs or journals, for instance, click on "Advanced" and then select the appropriate options from the drop-down menus.

The Results Page shows you what we have in stock....:

Click on the blue title hyperlinks for more information, including the "Shelfmark" number, indicating where you can find the item on our shelves; plus whether it's currently on loan, and if so, when it's due to be returned.

(NB the results are sorted by "Shelfmark" order, not by relevance; so its worth scrolling through the results to find the most prevalent Class number. This will reveal the most useful resources for you).

To place a Reservation for an item currently on loan, click on "Reserve" then type in your Newcastle College ID number (without the 's'). We will then txt you as soon as the item becomes available (so please let us know if you change your mobile phone number).

A guide with full details of our Online Catalogue's functions and features can be downloaded here.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


I'm Richard, Learning Support Librarian at Newcastle College Library Services. Its my job to ensure that the Library has all the books, journals and e-resources, recommended by our lecturers, in stock and ready for our learners; and to help students make the most of these resources in their research and assignments.

Welcome to the "Library Richard" Blog - a new way for me to try and support you in your studies. Its a method by which I can let you know about our services and recommend some resources or approaches to you, but also a means for you and I to share ideas and tackle any issues that you might come across in your studies / research, particularly if you can't come into College.

Please feel free to just read the blog if you prefer, but I'd particularly welcome any comments or suggestions that you might want to make (anonymously if you like) to individual posts or generally using the Your Comments, Suggestions and Questions... page on the navigation bar below the Blog title above.

I really look forward to hearing from you....