Large Screen Monitors

May 1, 2017 by Julie Hoey

The library now has two large screen monitors available to connect to a laptop, to help with group assignments. One is in the rotunda, the other in the TMC (Teaching Materials Centre). Why not come and try one out? Ask for help if you’re not sure what to do.

Premium Grammarly available FREE

April 10, 2017 by Julie Hoey

The Premium version of Grammarly is now available FREE to Avondale College staff and students. Grammarly checks your writing (while you write or when you’ve finished) and picks up errors of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and also helps with sentence structure and vocabulary enhancement. You can embed Grammarly in Microsoft Word, Internet browsers, emails and your desktop, or import documents into your online Grammarly environment.

 

To sign up to your free premium Grammarly account:

  1. Go to grammarly.com/edu/signup
  2. Provide your name, your Avondale email address, and a password of your choosing.
  3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.

Need help with your studies?

April 5, 2017 by Julie Hoey

Don’t forget to make use of the library services on offer to help you achieve your best. Help with researching assignments, referencing skills and software, and planning and writing assignments is available.

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

To book an individual session with a reference librarian:

  • click here  or
  • scan the QR code or

 qrcode for 10to8

 

 

 

 

 

  • call Tracey 4980 2134 or Julie 4980 2282, (Lake Mac), Michael 9480 3639 (Sydney)  or
  • Talk to us on Live Chat

 

 

YES — we can do sessions with off-campus students.

 

TUTORING SERVICES

Tutors are also available to guide you as you plan, write, and check your assignments. To access the tutoring services click here for hours and more information.

Have you been to the Reading Nook?

November 16, 2016 by Julie Hoey

You asked, we delivered. The Lake Mac campus library now has a Reading Nook, full of light reading for when you need some downtime. It’s located just outside the main doors of the library, with some cozy chairs to keep you comfortable while you make your selection.  Take a book, read it, then return it so someone else can enjoy it.

 

Reading Nook shelvesReading Nook chairs

Need help with your studies?

September 12, 2016 by Julie Hoey

Don’t forget to make use of the library services on offer to help you achieve your best. Help with researching assignments, referencing skills and software, and planning and writing assignments is available.

Group training sessions on the Lake Mac campus are available over the next few weeks, with sign-up sheets in the library. Here’s the schedule:

Alternatively, to book an individual session with a reference librarian:

  • click here  or
  • scan the QR code or

 qrcode for 10to8

 

 

 

 

 

  • call Tracey 4980 2134 or Julie 4980 2282, (Lake Mac), Michael 9480 3639 (Sydney)  or
  • Talk to us on Live Chat

.

 

Yes—we can do sessions with off-campus students.

Tutors are also available to guide you as you plan, write, and check your assignments. To access the tutoring services click here for hours and more information.

Semester 2 Winners

August 25, 2016 by Julie Hoey

Library staff are giving out Café Rejuve vouchers to lucky students (and staff) studying in the library. Congratulations, Olivia, Samantha, and Fine, three recent winners. Enjoy your visit to Cafe Rejuve!

Rejuve Winners 0905

Phone & laptop charging station

November 10, 2015 by Tracey

A phone & laptop charging station is now available at the Lake Macquarie library opposite the service desk. Charge your device while you study! The library takes no responsibility for loss or damage of devices whilst charging.

Print Credit

November 5, 2015 by Tracey

Online print credit

Great news! You can now buy your own print credit online. Have your EFTPOS card handy and then:

  1. Visit myprint.avondale.edu.au (at College OR at home!)
  2. Log in using your login and password
  3. Select “Add Credit” from left menu—$5 minimum applies

No money until pay day?

  1. Find an understanding friend or family member with print credit on their card
  2. Get them to visit myprint.avondale.edu.au
  3. Log in
  4. Select “Transfers” from left menu
  5. Choose how much to transfer, and to whom
  6. Click “transfer”

Need referencing assistance?

August 12, 2015 by Tracey

Book into an Endnote or Zotero session today!

Changes in the library

August 11, 2015 by Michelle Down

Changes

The library is going through some changes. We hope you like them:

  • New photocopiers – swipe your card across the little black box at the top to enter your account
  • Return books – just place your books on the pad beside the small screen at the circulation desk. You will see on the screen that your books have been returned
  • Food and drink – now allowed in the library but only if it is COLD food. Hot or cold drinks are allowed. Please be thoughtful of others and take care you don’t leave a mess behind
  • Renew books and pay library fines at the self-checkout kiosk
  • Buy print credit from myprint.avondale.edu.au (minimum $5)