Nowadays, there is more to being a student than reading, and at Intercollege students need to do a lot of individual study. Part of this involves reading material assigned by lecturers, but most of it requires students to find information related to their studies – choosing, reading, evaluating and bringing together information that they consider essential for their research. The library is a very important source for this work and especially a library whose resources can be accessed on-line and from home.
The on-line catalogue (interCAT), allows students to search the books of the library collection by Author, Title or Subject. The system allows students to reserve material loaned out to other users, to view outstanding loans and to renew books from home.
Access is also given to a wide range of networked electronic sources relevant to the subject area of study, including on-line databases with thousands of journals, newspapers, subject gateways and helpful hints for faster and improved research. In addition to the Main Collection the library hosts the following special Collections:
Reserve Collection-a short loan collection which allows essential course materials to circulate quickly.
Any other collections such as: the Reference Collection and all collection relevant to the subject areas of study of Intercollege.
Finally, the library combines access of resources with pleasant atmosphere with sea views for individual or group study. Both internet and Wi-Fi access is available and the library staff is always on hand to assist students in their hunt for the relevant research material needed for their assignments.