Learning Resource Centres

South West College’s Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) are student-centred areas, providing a wide range of quality resources to enhance the student’s learning experience. The LRC contains traditional educational resources such as books, journals, software and audio/visual materials, but also encourages the use of electronic information resources. In addition to the College’s resources, Higher Education students will also have access to a wealth of information through their associated University. The Centres include high speed Internet access computers, printers, copiers and scanner to assist in student learning.



After recent improvements the centres now offer dedicated areas for the following:
 
  • Ipad technology and e-readers to encourage interactive learning
  • Fast access printing facilities
  • Study Pods for both individual and group work
  • Wifi access
  • Soft seating area to browse journals/newspapers

South West College aims to create new and innovative ways of learning and to provide an environment which is both comfortable and modern. LRC staff are available to support the students in exploring the resources available and will also provide tailor-made workshops to help students during their course of study. For information or support please contact the LRC Co-ordinator at your campus.

Dungannon : claire.ogle@swc.ac.uk
Enniskillen : doreen.dunwoody@swc.ac.uk
Omagh : kerry-jo.chesters@swc.ac.uk


Library Resources
 
  • Books, Journals, Magazines
  • Inter Campus Loans
  • Newspapers (daily and weekly titles)
  • Government Reports
  • Equality Publications
  • Heritage Library Online Search Facility
  • eBooks

Computer Facilities
 
  • A wide range of PCs equipped with various software
  • Internet Access
  • iPad technology and e-readers to encourage interactive learning
  • Web based learning resources
  • Blackboard (Virtual Learning Environment)
  • Laser printing (black & white and colour)
  • Reset student passwords
  • Assist students with computer usage/study skills
  • Laptop loan for students with additional needs

Other Services
 
  • Student Induction
  • Student ID Cards
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning

Membership
All enrolled students and current college staff are entitled to borrow materials from the LRC library facility. To borrow resources or use computers in the Centre you will need to use your ID Card.


Soft Seating Areas
Soft seating areas have been included in the LRCs so you can browse journals, newspapers and magazines. These areas can also be utilised to use your own IT devices.


Computer Facilities
All centres include a wide range of high speed internet access computers which students can access. Printers, photocopiers and scanners are also provided to assist in student learning.


iPads & Electronic Readers
The College has invested in a range of electronic devices to encourage interactive learning. These include iPads, Samsung Galaxy tablets, Kindles and eReaders. These can be used in the LRC but cannot be removed from the Centre.

Opening Hours (during term time)
Monday – Wednesday  9.00am – 8.00pm

Thursday:  9.00am - 8.00pm Dungannon and Omagh
(Enniskillen closes at 6.00pm)

Friday 9.00am – 3.45pm

Contact your LRC for opening times outside of term time.

Learning Resource Co-ordinators
Call 0845 603 1881

Dungannon Campus
Claire Ogle Ext 3620 Email: claire.ogle@swc.ac.uk

Enniskillen Campus
Doreen Dunwoody Ext 2216 Email: doreen.dunwoody@swc.ac.uk

Omagh Campus
Kerry-Jo Chesters Ext 5329 Email: kerry-jo.chesters@swc.ac.uk

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