Attention all GCSE and A Level students!
Have you visited the college
library recently? No, then why not call in and see the selection
of revision guides that are available for all GCSE and A Level subjects
being studied at the college. If you need any help Miss Gilligan
will be available during the opening times to help you find what
you are looking for.
A big word of thanks to all students and staff who attended the recent book fair, held in the college library. The annual book fair was enjoyed by all who attended to purchase books, stationery and posters. We managed to reach our target and in doing so have received over £300 pounds worth of books for use in the library. Thanks also to Aileen Ferguson for all her help during the week of the fair. Keep checking the website for details of when the next book fair will be held.
What is a Library?
The Library is an essential pillar of support in any school, a “learning laboratory” whose skills are the very foundation of the curriculum.
The demands of the present day curriculum require pupils to have access to a wide range of materials.
Therefore a school library is indeed a multimedia centre, co-ordinating resources throughout the school, providing an apt, environment for learning and ensuring that pupils and staff acquire the skills to locate and use information, and providing, too, fiction and recreational material.
The purpose of a school library is to support the educational work of the school. This purpose is achieved in two ways: by providing the children with the means of finding whatever information they need; and by encouraging them in the habit of using books both for information and for pleasure.
We at the Integrated College Dungannon endeavour to fulfil the above in as best a way as possible.
General Organisation of the Library at ICD
In the library you will find the following sections:
Information about Borrowing
Under no circumstances should you take a book from the library without speaking to the Librarian, Miss Gilligan. As a Year 8 student, you will be allowed to borrow 2 Fiction or 2 Non-Fiction books. However, for the first 8 weeks you will only be allowed to borrow 1 book, so that I can see how good you are at returning your book on time. Any book that you wish to borrow has to be scanned in to the computer, at ICD we do not give you a library card, but all your details are on the library computer, which Miss Gilligan can access to issue you a book. You will be able to keep the book for 10 Days. If you are not finished the book within 10 days, then bring the book back in to Miss Gilligan and it will be re-issued to you. Remember you do not have to wait to your next library period to either return or renew your library book.
N.B. – All books that you are returning should be put in the BLUE BOX on Miss Gilligan’s desk and NOT on the Shelf where you got the book!
Opening Times of the Library
Break Time – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday = 11.10am
During this time, you can borrow books or use the computers. If you want to use the computers at either break or lunch then you must come and see Miss Gilligan to ‘book’ the computer.
The library is there for YOU to use and if you are not sure about anything or need help in any way, Miss Gilligan will be in the library at all times to help.