Resources for Faculty
As a member of North Island College's faculty, you have access to a number of services
and resources through the NIC Library. Contact the library at the campus nearest
you for more information.
Library Card | My Account |
Loans, Limits & Fines | Copyright in the Classroom
| Booking Videos | Reserves
| Orientation | Assignments
Your Employee Photo ID card serves as your library card. Student Services will provide
you with your Employee Photo ID card. Please present this card to sign out materials.
Log in to My Account to find out when your books are due, to renew materials or check your fines.
Loans, Limits, & Fines
How many books can I take out? How long can I keep them? Check the
Loans, Limits & Fines chart for answers.
Copyright in the Classroom
For information on how to ensure you are complying with Copyright laws pertaining to print or audiovisual materials, please see our guide on Copyright in the Classroom.
Booking NIC Videos
- Search the catalogue for the title you want, and click on the title of the video
to open the full record
- Select the "Faculty Video Bookings" button at the top of the page
- Select "Book this video"
- The call number and item ID number will already be filled in on the form. Fill in
the remaining information needed such as show date, pickup destination, telephone
number and your employee ID number
- Your video/DVDs can be picked up at the designated campus the day of your show date.
Borrowing Videos and DVDs through Interlibrary Loan
Videos and DVDs can be borrowed from other BC post secondary libraries.
Outlook Online lists the video/dvd holdings in the BC post-secondary library system. There are no renewals for
videos, as the video may be booked for another borrower. For optimum availability,
book early (at least one month in advance). Advertising off-campus, invitation to the
general public and entry fees are not permitted.
- Search the Outlook Online catalogue
- Limit your search by selecting "ELN med cat" in the Search Targets dropdown.
- From the result list, open the record of the video/dvd by clicking on the title.
- Fill out a Video Request Form, either
online or hardcopy
addition to the video/DVD title, call number, name of lending institution, a show
date must be supplied. In the event that the video/dvd is unavailable for your show
date, please provide an alternate show date if applicable.
Library owned books and instructor copies may be placed on Library Reserve for students.
Reserve loan periods, determined by the instructor are 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, 1 week or
For copies of student essays, a signed Permission to Copy Unpublished and/or Student Work form
is required. Please contact the library.
To place an item on Reserve, submit the material together with a completed Reserve form.
Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
The library is happy to accommodate class orientations; usually these are held in
one of the College's computer labs or in the library. If you have a large class,
we can accommodate orientations by holding them in the classroom. Contact your campus
library to arrange dates and times.
For instructors teaching ITV courses, orientations to the library's online and distance
services are available. Contact your campus library for further details.
Students are shown the physical library space and informed about the many library
services available to them. Topics covered include:
- The physical space: study space, computers, printing, photocopying;
- How the Collection is stored, such as reference, reserve, main stacks, and DVDs;
- How to find books, DVDs, journals and magazines;
- How to place requests for books from other campuses, and place holds on books which
are currently checked out;
- How to order interlibrary loans, and
- An introduction to databases.
This provides students with a more detailed look at the databases and instruction
on database features. This session is intended to help students with a particular
assignment or research topic. Faculty are welcome to participate. Contact your campus
library to arrange dates and times. Topics covered may include:
- How to choose the best database for an assignment,
- How to search and limit your topic,
- How to retrieve Scholarly and Peer-reviewed Articles,
- How to set up and manage an Ebsco Account, and
- How to print, email, save and export citations.
Librarians are available to collaborate on the design of library assignments to
fit your student's needs, introduce resources for particular subject areas, and
familiarize students to the library and its resources. Please contact