Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Library 'Facts of Life'

The annual College Open Day is on Saturday morning, and as usual our Library will feature as one of the highlights of the tours that visitors take. So in advance, and also for new pupils, Librarian Tom McConville has posted some key Library facts:-
  • The Library was built in 1994 to a design by Old Columban John Somerville-Large.
  • We have over 10,000 books on our shelves and in store, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • The Library is open for over 80 hours a week, supervised by a member of staff.
  • The Library is completely computerised. Our library management software is ALICE.
  • Pupils borrow books by self-issue. That is, they take out their own books using the barcode scanner. They can borrow up to 8 books at a time.
  • The Library is divided into Junior and Senior sections. Pupils borrow freely from both sections.

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