Students of Intercollege have the ability to use the university’s library and gain access to a huge database of academic knowledge.
The University of Nicosia has a well-equipped library only a short walk from the Intercollege Nicosia campus. The University Library Information Gateway (www.library.unic.ac.cy) gives access to local, national and international sources including the online catalog (UniCAT). The library’s resources can be accessed on site, from home or on the move.
The system enables students to search out the 95,000 books of the Library collection, to reserve material, to view outstanding loans and renew books accordingly, through online access. In addition to the main collection, the Library has a reserve collection (for short loans) and a reference collection. Access is given to a wide range of networked electronic sources relevant to the subject area of study including on-line databases.
Through the installation of the MetaLib portal (an Ex-Libris Product), our students have local and remote access to all our resources. MetaLib enables users to search databases and e-journals at the same time or do a search of our catalog. Through a subject search, results in abstracts or full-text from different sources and publishers are displayed simultaneously on a single screen, making access easier and faster. At the same time through the “A-Z” function of SFX, users can search alphabetically in our electronic resources for specific journal titles.
The Library organizes regular training sessions at the beginning of every semester, as well as throughout the year, to help develop users’ information skills. Special instructional “How to Guides” on topics ranging from how to use our catalog, how to search databases and how to evaluate web resources can also be found electronically under “How to…” at www.library.unic.ac.cy.