The Human Library is on its way

September 18, 2017 by Julie Hoey

The Avondale College Library, Lake Macquarie Campus, is staging a Human Library event on Saturday 7 October. Instead of borrowing a book, you can borrow a human! Chat with people from all walks of life, with interesting and inspiring stories to tell. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and borrow a human “book”. Check out the full details here, and spread the word!

Saturday 7 October

9.30am – 12.00pm

Avondale College Library

Lake Macquarie Campus

Mid-semester break: Library Hours

September 15, 2017 by Julie Hoey

Library opening hours are reduced over the mid-semester break. Please note the following opening hours:

 

LAKE MACQUARIE CAMPUS

Sunday 24 September: Closed

Mon – Thur 25 – 28 September: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 29 September: 9.00am – 12.00 noon

Saturday 30 Sep – Monday 2 Oct: Closed

Semester opening hours resume Tuesday 3 October.

 

SYDNEY CAMPUS

Hours are unchanged except for:

Monday 2 October: Closed due to Public Holiday

 

Full details of library opening hours are available here.

Having trouble connecting to ProQuest?

July 27, 2017 by Julie Hoey

ProQuest has recently undergone some changes that might make your web browser do a double-take. Our IT Department is looking at options for a long term solution, but in the meantime it takes just a few mouse clicks to fix.

In Firefox, click the ‘Advanced’ button as seen in the image below. In other browsers, there may be a ‘Proceed’ button, or something similar. Follow the prompts to quickly and easily add an exception to your browser’s rules. You’ll be back in business in less than a minute, and able to access journal articles and other ProQuest resources.

In Chrome, right-click on the ‘Download PDF’ link and choose ‘Open link in new window.’ Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to download PDFs as usual.

If you’re still having trouble, please contact the library – we’ll be happy to help you.

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.