Online learning will resume on Monday 1st June 2020

Library Support

Academic resources for Higher Education.

Independent study and taking an active role in your learning, including wider reading and reflection, is critical to your success in Higher Education. The Library at Cardinal Newman College houses an extensive, dedicated, HE section containing books, academic journals, laptops and computer facilities; providing an accessible and relevant learning environment for all HE students.  Essential and recommended reading lists are available within each module handbook and are specifically designed to help you select the most appropriate resources to support your learning.  Print items can be requested by emailing the Library team (library@cardinalnewman.ac.uk), and items are automatically renewed, where possible.

Our dedicated HE Digital Library provides access to a wide range of online resources 24/7 to support your learning outside the classroom.   Appropriate academic journals and E-books, including TES and The Times newspaper, are available via the Digital Library and you can also search the Library catalogue for resources available print format.  UCLan and Lancashire County Library catalogues are also available to search – please ask the Library team for more details.  A wide range of information guides are available to assist you in using online resources outside College hours.

Our Library Manager, Katie Dalton (kdalton@cardinalnewman.ac.uk), is also on-hand to assist you in selecting and using appropriate resources effectively, as well as providing support in developing your Information Literacy skills.  Katie hosts workshops and 1:1 sessions throughout the year, exploring topics such as research skills, Harvard/APA referencing and academic writing.  In addition to this, you can submit up to 4 assignments per year for constructive feedback on organisation, referencing, spelling/grammar and academic style.

You are always welcome to provide feedback regarding Library resources, however, each semester you will be asked to take part in formal focus groups, allowing you to comment on and evaluate the provision of learning resources; this ensures you have an active input into deciding on the learning resources available for your studies.

Library opening times:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm

Friday: 8am – 4.30pm

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