Welcome to the St Vincent College Learning Centre.
|Monday||8.30pm – 5.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30pm – 6.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30pm – 5.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30pm – 6.00pm|
|Friday||8.30pm – 4.30pm|
About The Learning Centre
The College Learning Centre is a welcoming and attractive study environment which provides a number of study and learning opportunities to support students with their studies.
Professionally qualified and experienced staff are always available and are happy to assist with student research by helping to find and use the most relevant information sources. Sessions on research and referencing are also offered to help students develop their information skills.
The main ground floor provides access to our subject collections. Here the materials for your courses, selected by your teachers, can be found.
These include books, journals (magazines), DVDs, music CDs and newspapers (a comprehensive range of over 47,000 items to support learning in all college courses).
You can find the information that you need by searching by title, author, or subject, on the Learning Centre online catalogue (Oliver) which is available on the college VLE. A guide to using the OPAC is available. Alternatively the LRC staff are always happy to help you.
We provide access to a number of online information resources which can be accessed from our Learning Centre VLE page. Infotrac provides access to full text articles from the national newspapers, plus a database of over 3,000 journals with many full text articles. Issues Online is a collection of materials on contemporary social, political and cultural issues. There are also links to several individual online journals.
Additionally we have a collection of ebooks, which provide a full text search facility to identify any which contain information on your chosen topic. All our online sources are available to use from home if you have Internet access.
The Learning Centre provides several areas for study, with over 80 computers, including laptops, for you to use for research, or to produce work documents.
A Silent Zone, equipped with computers and study tables, is also available when you wish to study without distraction.
The upper floor provides a large group, or individual study area, where you can share ideas about your work, or use a laptop, or just study by yourself.
The college Careers Centre is on the first floor of the Learning Centre with professional advisors on hand to help with career, or university
College Wireless Network
Our wireless network is available in the Learning Centres, and in various spots around campus. This means you can bring your own laptop, netbook, smartphone or iPad to use in college. Please use headphones or ensure that all sounds are turned off.
Using a Computer in the Learning Centre
We provide computers to enable students to complete course work while on campus. The computers are provided on a drop in basis, and it is not necessary to book a computer.
In addition to the PCs we have a range of laptops which may be used in the Learning Centres.
The Learning Centre computers are provided for course work only, and to ensure there are computers available for students needing to complete their work, we do not permit the use of social networking sites or game playing.
The College shop is also located in the Learning Centre. Items can be purchased from the Learning Centre issue desk on the ground floor. The shop sells a range of stationery items, including such things as A4 paper pads, pens; files, sketchbooks, calculators, protractors and much, much more. A complete list of the competitively priced items for sale is available in the Learning Centre.