Welcome to the Learning Resource and Information web page.
|Mrs M Hastie MCLIP
||Librarian and Head of Learning Resources|
The Library is a busy, popular area with an extensive, regularly updated, lending stock which reflects the students' preferences for reading for pleasure as well as their curriculum needs.
The library catalogue can be accessed from any computer loaded with the Microsoft Silverlight interface at HTC or from home. Log on to http://u001781.microlibrarian.net When you have entered your library logon name (available from Mrs Hastie in the library) and Password1 as the default password, you can then:-
- check the resources available in the library
- reserve books you would like to read
- access over 8000 recommended curriculum related websites at one click
- read reviews of books by other HTC students or write your own review
- check out the books recently added to the library
- watch videos of popular authors
and lots more!
If you have any problems accessing the catalogue please see Mrs Hastie in the Library
A large computer suite is available in a room adjoining the library giving students a further facility to extend their research.
Both the library and computer suite are open to students throughout the day and normally remain open after lessons until 4pm.
There is also a wide range of audio visual equipment, available from the centre for both staff and students to use during the College day including digital cameras, CD players and DVD players.
Students are encouraged to take part in regular book based competitions and quizzes organised by the Librarian who also annually guides a team of Year 8 readers in their selection of the winner of the prestigious Hampshire Book Award.
The Centre works closely with Teaching staff to ensure that students have adequate and appropriate resources for accessing the curriculum.
Two of our regular readers!
HTC Learning Resource Centre uses biometric fingerprint recognition, instead of reader cards, for ease of borrower recognition and as a means of encouraging boys’ reading by the use of extra technology in a book-based environment.
The device converts the fingerprint into a long number sequence from which it is impossible to create an image of the original print and saves it solely in the library database. When students leave HTC the biometric data is permanently deleted from the library database.