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Learning Resource Centre: FAQ

How do I find what I need in the LRC?

Search the catalogue either from the LRC website or on one of the OPACs set up in the LRC.  Feel free to ask LRC staff at any time for assistance.

The LRC is clearly signed and you will find resources arranged in the following areas: Fiction, Biographies, Graphic Novels, Newspapers & Magazines, Non-Fiction, Reference, VCE resources (red sticker on the spine), Stacks, CDs & DVDs.

 

How do I borrow a book?

Student identification cards must be presented when borrowing. Come to the circulation desk with your resources and LRC staff will scan them out and stamp with due dates.

Please use your own ID card, failure to do so will result in yourself as well as the person you are borrowing for being banned.

 

How many books can I borrow, and for how long?

Years 9 & 10: 5 items (except over holidays where 10 may be borrowed)

Years 11 & 12: 10 items

Fiction and non-Fiction books, magazines and CDs are available for 2 week loans. 

Items in The VCE collection are available for 3 night loans.

Holiday borrowing starts 2 weeks before the end of term for magazines, fiction and non-fiction books and 3 days before the end of term for VCE resources (except for the Christmas holidays where holiday borrowing starts on the last day of the VCE exams.)

 

What happens if I lose or damage a book?

If a book is lost or damaged while out in your name, it is expected it will be paid for.

 

Can I renew my books?

Loan renewals are available with some restrictions: 

VCE books cannot be renewed, nor can books that have been reserved by someone else or are more than a week overdue. Renew books at the circulation desk.

 

What happens if I return a book late?

Students are not allowed to borrow when they have overdue books. Overdue notices are circulated every week via your school email. 

Students who fail to return VCE resources by the due date will, on their 3rd recorded overdue date, have their borrowing privileges on VCE resources suspended for a term. 

 

Why have I been banned from VCE borrowing?

VCE overdues are recorded twice a week, so even just having one VCE item overdue for a few days can trigger the 3 overdues ban (see above).  VCE bans are cleared at the end of each term.

 

What if the book I want is not available?

You can reserve a book by logging into the OPAC (catalogue) and dragging the book you want to the ‘Reserves’ tab.  Alternatively come see LRC staff at the circulation desk.

If the LRC doesn’t have a book please feel free to visit the LRC website and use the ‘Request a book’ function. 

You will be emailed when the book you’ve requested/reserved is ready for collection.

 

How do I book the Student Conference Room / AV Lounge?

These spaces are available for students to borrow from the circulation desk with their student cards on a first come, first served basis.  Occasionally teachers may book these spaces for students.

 

Can I access resources from home?

The LRC databases can be accessed from home through the LRC website, providing you with instant access to thousands of full-text, scholarly articles, encyclopaedia entries, study resources, video clips and back issues of newspapers, etc.

How to Order a New Student Card

By logging into Compass and clicking the cog and then selecting My CompassIdentity card you can order a new card

Replacement cards cost $10 and take about 10 business days to arrive. Once you have ordered your replacement care and can prove the order to LRC staff you will be permitted to borrow again.

What else does the LRC have available for borrowing?

Aside from a very wide range of books, magazines & newspapers, the LRC provides CDs and DVDs, laptops, AV equipment (see below), phone chargers, whiteboard markers, picnic rugs, and LRC spaces.

 

What kind of AV equipment is available for borrowing?

Students may borrow:

  • Notebook Laptops
  • iPads
  • Data Projectors
  • Digital cameras (Still & Video)
  • CD players
  • Computer Speakers/iPod speakers
  • Voice recorders

Can I take AV equipment home overnight?

This equipment is available for use within the school only. Overnight borrowing can be arranged with the AV Manager Ms MacFarlane.

Student AV Guides and overnight borrowing forms can be found on the student portal here.

 

What is the difference between the printers and photocopiers in the LRC?

There is 1 printer in the LRC.

  • L1 LRC Mono (Black & White printing): 11c per A4 page. 

There are 2 photocopiers in the LRC (you can also print from these, you sign in either using your ID card or your computer log in).

  • Find Me Mono (Black & White printing/photocopying): 11c per A4 page. 
  • Find Me Colour (Colour printing/photocopying): 11c per A4 page. 

Save copier credit by printing your pages double-sided/on both sides.  Thanks to an initiative by the Mac.Rob Enviro Group there is a 1c discount per page if printed double-sided.  Help the environment and see your printing credit go further!

Do I need my student card to print and copy?

No. You can enter your Compass login into the photocopiers to release the print job or copy.

 

How do I put printer credit on my student card?

This can be done using any Compass kiosk around the school.

Scanning to your USB or email is free.

 

Can I bind my booklet or laminate pages in the LRC?

Binding, Laminating and Blank CD/DVD purchase must be made at the General Office.

Prices:

  • Binding: $1
  • Laminating: A4 - 50c, A3 - $1.60, ID card - 10c
  • Blank CD/DVD: $1 

Please hand your receipts to LRC staff and collect required materials.

 

          

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           must be left outside in your locker.

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           Thank you for helping us maintain the LRC

           as a place of quality study and meaningful recreation :)


 

 

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8:00am - 4:45pm

 

Closed during all assemblies and holidays


 

 

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