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Met Millennium Library Met Cathedral St.

(North Hanover Street site) (Cathedral Street site)
60 North Hanover Street 230 Cathedral Street
Glasgow Glasgow
G1 2BP G1 2TG

Tel: 0141 566 4132 Tel: 0141 566 1664

Library Services Guide: 2010 - 2011


About Glasgow Metropolitan College Library Services


Welcome to Glasgow Metropolitan College Library Services 3

Library Membership 4

Borrowing Entitlement 4

Renewal Guidelines 5

Locations, Opening Hours and Staff Contacts 5

Library Student Support

DDA and Accessibility 7

Library Guides 8


Photocopying 8


Online Resources 9

Library Catalogue 9

Computing and ICT 9

Welcome to Glasgow Metropolitan College Library Services
Welcome to the enhanced Library Services available to all at Glasgow Metropolitan College.
Library Services provide students with access to modern, well resourced libraries at both
North Hanover Street and Cathedral Street sites. College Library Services exist to help you
succeed in your studies and provide access to significant up-to-date book collections, online
resources and advanced ICLT facilities.

This is a year during which there will be a great deal of movement in developing Library
Services. The developments noted here represent no more than a start to this process. All
suggestions will be welcomed. To this end, Customer Comment boxes have been installed at
each site Library. Alternatively, contact the Chief Librarian,, or phone 0141 566 1664.


Library Membership
Full-time students: Your College ID card also acts as your library card. You automatically
become a member of the library when you receive your College ID card.

Part-time students: In order to join the library, ask for a library application form from the
issue desk of either the Met Millennium or Cathedral Street Library or download an
application form from the library website. Upon completion of this form, library staff will
produce a library card for you. Cards may be collected three days after handing in this form.

Staff: In order to join the library, ask for a library application form from the issue desk of
either the Met Millennium Library or Cathedral Street Library or download an application form
from the library website. Upon completion of this form, library staff will produce a library
card for you. Cards may be collected three days after handing in this form.

Borrowing Entitlement
As for services, staff and students may borrow materials from both site Libraries. The book
collections at each site support the curriculum taught at that particular location, though
students will be able to access electronic resources relevant to all Glasgow Metropolitan
College academic disciplines across all sites.

Library users may borrow six titles, for a period of up to 28 days. Multimedia titles count as
one title. Readers may borrow two leisure DVD’s at any one time. Material may be renewed
via the Library Catalogue, at each site Library or by phone. Overdue loans will generate fines.
Overdue materials are charged at the following rates:

10p per title, per day, up to a maximum fee of £2.00 per title.

Borrowers are reminded that any overdue material must be returned before any fines can
be cleared. Failure to clear any outstanding balances may result in
restrictions placed upon access to other Library services.

Users are encouraged to recommend books for addition to the collection. Recommendations
to either (Cathedral Street recommendations), (North Hanover Street recommendation) or place them in
one of the Library Customer Comment boxes.

Renewal Guidelines
Phone: Telephone the Cathedral Street site (0141 566 1664), or the Hanover St. site (0141 566
4132). Please ensure you have your Library card at hand, as Library staff may require this to
process your request.
Alternatively, you can renew items at each Library using you Library card, or using your
online Library account. Readers may self-renew loans once using their online account.

Locations, Opening Hours and Staff Contacts

1. Met Millennium Library

60 North Hanover Street
Glasgow G1 2BP
Tel 0141 566 4132

From the Millennium Connection building on the corner of North Hanover Street and
Cathedral Street, enter the foyer and take the stairs up to the First Floor.
From the Main College Entrance on North Hanover Street, take the lift up to the First Floor
and follow the long corridor past the Finance Office until you reach the Millennium
Connection foyer. Again, take the stairs up to the First Floor.

For wheelchair access: Please ask at the Finance Office for the key to the lift, which is
situated in the corridor by the stairs in the Millennium Connection foyer. If

you require assistance, inform the janitor on duty at the Reception Desk and a member of
library staff will be glad to help.

Opening Hours
Mon: 9.00am. - 7.30pm
Tue: 9.00am. - 7.30 pm
Wed: 9.00am. - 7.30 pm
Thu: 10.00 am - 7.30 pm
Fri: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Staff Contacts
Paul Gorman, Librarian
0141 556 4132

Nicola Buddo, Digital Librarian
0141 566 4132

2. Cathedral Street Library

230 Cathedral St
G1 2TG
Tel: 0141 566 1664

The Cathedral St. campus is situated opposite Strathclyde University at the top of John St.
The Library is on the second floor.

Opening Hours
Mon: 8.00am - 7.30pm
Tue: 8.00am - 7.30pm
Wed: 8.00am - 7.30pm
Thu: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Staff Contacts
Tony Donnelly, Chief Librarian
tel: 0141 566 1550

Mary Dignam, Senior Library Assistant

tel: 0141 566 1645

DDA and Accessibility

Students with disabilities may request a personal Library induction during which they may
discuss their particular needs in confidence. Information given to Library staff regarding
personal disabilities or medical conditions (including contact details), will be treated as
confidential unless sharing this information is expressly authorised by the student.

Both site Libraries are accessible by lift. At the Cathedral Street site, lifts serve the second
floor on which the Library is located. At the North Hanover Street site, a lift located on the
ground floor of the Millennium Connection provides direct access to the Flexible Learning Unit
adjacent to the Library. To access this lift, sign for a key in the Finance Office in the link

• If you have difficulty locating or retrieving books from shelves, Library staff will be
pleased to assist.
• If you experience dyslexia or other learning difficulties, you will be entitled to
extended loan periods.
• If you experience visual impairment or a learning difficulty, you are entitled to priority
access to workstations offering assistive technologies.
• If you require particular materials such as large print, Library staff will photocopy and
enlarge text free of charge for students experiencing visual impairment.

• If you cannot attend in person, you may arrange for a friend to collect books for you.
Speak to any member of Library staff to arrange this. You may also arrange for
extended loan periods in these circumstances. If you require information on
accessibility issues, learning disabilities or medical conditions or contacts, Library staff
will be happy to point you in the right direction and assist with research.

If you have any suggestions that you would like to make regarding improving access and
Library services, feel free to speak to any member of Library staff or contact the Librarian at

Library Guides
The Library has produced several guides in PDF format which may be found on the Library
web site, and are also available from the Cathedral Street and Met Millennium Library issue
Subject guides covering every full-time course taught at the College are also available via the
library website at

EFL (English as a Foreign Language)

The English as a Foreign Language (EFL) collection is housed in the Cathedral Street Library.
This comprises a multi-media collection of books, audiocassettes and audio CD’s available for
loan. The collection covers both language guides (grammar, vocabulary etc.) and English
readers graded according to reader level. It also comprises a wide range of up-to-date
dictionaries covering Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Italian, Kurdish, Russian,
Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu. Study path topic guides direct the reader to appropriate
themed resources. Materials prepare readers for IELTS, Cambridge Proficiency, First
Certificate and Certificate in Advanced English examinations. Library guides written in
Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian, Somali,
Turkish and Urdu assist the reader find their way around services and facilities at the
Cathedral Street Library. The guides may be viewed in PDF format at the Library web site,

Both site Libraries run a commercial photocopy services using ICS photocopy cards. An ICS
photocopy card purchased at either site will now also work on Library-based photocopiers at

the other site. Cards may be purchased at either site issue desk. Photocopiers in both site
libraries can do both colour and black and white copying.
ICS cards are priced as follows:
20 unit print card = £1
100 unit print card = £4.50

• A4 black and white photocopy/print charges 1 unit.

• A3 black and white photocopy charges 2 units
• A4 colour photocopy/print charges 5 units
• A3 colour photocopy/print charges 10 units

NB. It is not permissible to photocopy passports, money, cheques or postage stamps.

Online Resources
Glasgow Metropolitan College Libraries provide readers with access to numerous online
resources. Remote access to Library online resources is facilitated via the ATHENS
authentication system. For details on remote (offsite) access to online resources and
databases and to obtain an ATHENS authentication password, contact a member of Library
staff. Please note that for legal reasons ATHENS accounts for readers cannot be set up via the
telephone or remotely by Library staff. Apply in person. Readers are responsible for setting
up their own accounts. A guide to setting up your account is posted on the library website and
is also available in paper format from the Library issue desk at both sites. For security reasons
passwords will be changed on a periodic basis. Readers will be advised of change dates in
advance. Details of ATHENS passwords must not be revealed to others. For further details
concerning ATHENS contact or call 0141 566 4132.

The Library Online Catalogue

Readers can search the library catalogue in order to find materials useful to them within the
College libraries. You can access the library catalogue on computer stations in the Libraries or
via the library website Readers may also view and
manage the status of their Library account and renew loans.

Computer and ICT Access

Readers may book computer stations at the North Hanover Street site by producing their
Library card to a member of Library staff. At the Cathedral Street site readers may book
computers in the main Library area or use the drop-in ICT suite.

Full-time Students: Access to computers is via username and password. Your username is the
student reference that appears on your ID card e.g. MET20012585. Your password is your date
of birth in the format DDMMYYYY e.g. 01011981.

Part-time Students: Part-time and Leisure students have access to a generic student login
which can be accessed by using the following:
Username= ptstudent
No password is required.

Mac users: In order to validate your network account, all Mac users must first log on to a PC.
This is a one off exercise, after which you will be able to access all networked resources on a

Met Millennium Library

The Library provides students and staff with access to 70 PCs and 10 Macs in the Library and
ICT Suite.

Cathedral Street Library

ICT Area
23 PCs are available on a 'drop- in' basis. Readers require a Network username and password.
Internet, e-mail and word processing facilities are available.
The ICT area opens and closes during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 8.00am - 7.15pm (Final log-on: 7.00pm)
Thursday: 10.00am - 4.45pm (Final log-on: 4.30pm)
Friday: 8.00am - 4.45pm (Final log-on: 4.30pm)
Library Area
The Library provides access to 10 PCs and 1 Mac that may be booked with library staff.
Scanning facilities are also available.