All staff at West Suffolk College and its Local Learning centres are entitled to use the Library facilities using their college ID badge. Your WSC network login is needed when renewing or reserving books online via the Library catalogue.
Membership entitles you to borrow 15 items at any one time (10 books and 5 videos/DVDs) and full access to all the Library’s electronic resources. Those teaching on the HE programme also have the following:
You may renew an item provided it has not been reserved. For stock control purposes, we must see any item after 4 renewals. You may renew:
3 week loan – 10p per day starting to accrue once the item is 6 working days overdue
1 week loan – 20p per day starting to accrue once the item is 6 working days overdue
Journal loan – £1.00 per day starting to accrue once the item is 1 working day overdue
A self-service machine is available, and allows you to quickly borrow, return, renew and pay fines.
You may request materials not held in the College Library through Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Up to 15 ILLs can be requested over the academic year. No charge is made for the original loan but a charge of £5.00 will be made if you need to renew the item. If you would like to email your request to us, please click below:
Links to other UK Library catalogues. This can be useful for identifying material which we can borrow for you using the inter-library loan system.
ClickView is a video streaming service that WSC library subscribes to. It means that staff and students can watch educational videos, documentaries and tv programmes that have already been broadcast.
If you click on the logo you will be redirected to a sign in page (see below), where you will need to login with your WSC username and password.
Once you have logged in you will be taken to the ClickView homepage which gives you access to the WSC ClickView Library.
On the left hand side is a menu of subjects in which you will find related programmes. You can also search in the search box.
There is also an App you can download on your device for Android or IOS.
Should you need any help then please ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help you.
Advanced Internet Searching
Please see the Information Literacy Framework for more information.