Loughry Learning Resource Centre
The library plays a vital role in supporting teaching, learning and development work at the campus. Here you will find not only books, but journals, newspapers, reports and a growing range of online databases and e-books. The library is a major information resource and the aim of the library staff is to help you make the best use of the lending, reference and enquiry services. There are introductory seminars for new students on all aspects of using the library and its resources. Throughout the year informal advice will be freely available from the librarian along with comprehensive student support guides. With increasing emphasis on student centred learning, the library and computer suites are a focal point for students.
Our enquiry service provides help and support in preparing for assignments and projects. The library has a web-based catalogue which allows you to search for books and periodicals, renew loans and reserve items on loan to other readers. Collections in Loughry, Greenmount, Enniskillen and Northern Ireland Civil Service libraries can be searched on the catalogue.
As well as being accessible from the Library many of these services are available from any off campus computer with Internet access, which means they can be used from home.
The library currently has access to the following databases:
- EBSCO Academic & Business
- Emerald Insight
- Euromonitor Research Monitor
- Food Watching
- Gale News, Business & Reference
- Knovel E-books
- Lexis Nexis
- Mintel Food & Drink
- Pack Track
- Science Direct
- VLE E-books
All computer workstations in the libraries have internet access, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications installed. There is a wireless internet connection covering the library area. Students have access to the CAFRE Moodle site which provides information such as timetables, course notes, tutorials and past examination papers.
There are currently 40 periodicals in print format, over 1,200 journal and magazine titles online, approximately 11,000 books and a growing collection of e-books. Students also have access to an inter-library loan service from the British Library.
The library has 39 study spaces and a reading room with quiet study areas. A self-service photocopying and printing facility is also available at modest cost.
The library catalogue is available at: http://library.nics.gov.uk