The Learning Hub is a resource base that primarily supports the work and study of staff and student teachers at the Institute of Education. It is home to a wide range of resources that aid teaching and lesson planning, including a substantial collection of children's literature, teaching schemes, reading schemes, big books, puppets and posters, most of which are available for loan.
The Learning Hub is arranged by curriculum subject area and organised using an adapted version of the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme (see floor plan below). Books are located on shelves while non-book resources are stored in cupboards or boxes around the Hub.
Our friendly staff are always happy to help you find the resources you need. Please visit us at the Information Desk or drop us an e-mail with your request.
We are currently developing an inventory of the Learning Hub's resources that will be made available online in stages. Items currently inventoried can be browsed as a PDF. Current book inventories along with photo-inventories of non-book resources such as mathematical equipment, role-play materials and story packs are available via the 'Search' tab.
Please take items for loan to the Information Desk where a member of staff will check it out for you. If a member of staff is not available, please fill out the Resource Record form available at the Information Desk.
Students may borrow up to 20 items and all items borrowed will be due for return at the end of term. You may renew items for an additional term unless the resource has been requested by another student.
As others may also like to use these resources, please return them as soon as you have finished with them.
Please ask a member of staff to discharge loans from your record and remind you if there are any loans outstanding. If a member of staff is not available, please fill out the Resource Record form available at the Information Desk and leave items on the desk.
Learning Hub resources should not be returned via the drop box in the foyer of Building L24. This box is intended for Main Library resources only.
We know that it can be difficult to access resources from the Hub when you are out on placement so we have launched a collection service called the ‘Hub Locker’, which will allow you to collect requested resources at a time that suits you.
The ‘Hub Locker’ is a cupboard located in the foyer outside the Learning Hub that is fitted with a combination lock.
How it works:
1. Browse the collection of Hub resources from the search page.
If you find the item you need on the search page, email us using this form with the details of the item. If you are emailing about an object, please include the object number (e.g. GEO001), and if you are emailing about a book, please include as much detail as possible. Please also give us your name and your student number, and if there is other information, such as a deadline by which you need the item, please add this into the "other information" section
If you cannot find the item you need, we may still have the item in the Learning Hub. Send us an email with a brief description of the type of resources you need, and we will get back to you with details of the items we have in the Learning Hub. E-mail your resource request to the Learning Hub
2. We will confirm availability of resources and provide you with the code to open the combination lock.
3. You can collect your items from 08.00-21.00 Monday to Friday.
4. You re-lock the Hub Locker securely after use and email to confirm that you have collected your items.
Items can also be returned via the Hub Locker by prior appointment. Send us an email if you need to organise this.
The Learning Hub contains a variety of study spaces; some with computers, some where you can plug in your own laptop, an area for quiet group discussion and a small extended access area which is available outside of the Hub's core hours. Whilst the Learning Hub is not a silent space, please be mindful of those around you who may be working quietly.
A small number of Study Spaces are usually available in room G01 outside of the Hub Core hours, opening approximately 8.00 - 9.00 and 17.00 - 21.00. This space does not have access to a printer unless the Learning Hub is open.
The Learning Hub has a multifunctional device (MFD) which students and staff can use to print, copy or scan.
Printing and Copying Costs:
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Please note: while scanning is free, you need to have credit on your card to active the machine.
How it works
· Scan your Campus Card on the machine to access printing, photocopying or scanning functions.
· If printing make sure work is sent from a University computer to FollowMe-BW or FollowMe-Colour printers.
· Using the machine deducts money from your online account.
· Add money to your account using the online Campus Card Portal
The Library's photocopying services are offered in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act. For more information, see the Library's page on Copyright.
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