Russell Resource Library

The Russell Resource library provides literature, workspace, computers, and various other media equipment to students. 

The Russell Resource Library has approximately 12,000  titles of books and videos available.  Our collection consists of  Early Childhood, Youth Studies and Special Education.  The library also has a large collection of multicultural and juvenile literature.  The library subscribes to approximately 20 periodicals.

A work area is available with access to computers, internet and various media equipment.  Wireless internet is also available.  A quiet study area can be arranged upon request.

Library Staff & Hours

Denise MacKinnon         Library Coordinator  [email protected]
Nancy Roby-Cassidy      Library Assistant

Library Hours
Hours are subject to change and will be posted in Student lounge and Library.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 
September 7 –  April 30

Monday -Thursday:      8:30am – 4:00pm

The Library will be closed on  all holidays and from December 19th  -January 2nd
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Please call the Jane Norman College for Library Hours after April 30th , or email: [email protected].ca  Phone 893-3342

Library Services

Photocopier                  .20 per copy or .30 Back to back sheets 8 ½ x 11
Laminating                 1.00 per 8 ½ x 11 sheet
Coils                           .25 per coil
Computer Printing         .20 per page 8 ½ x 11
Overhead Sheets          .50 per sheet (includes copy)

USB Flash drives        10.00

Students may set up an account at the library to charge their service fees.  This account must be paid by the end of the term.  Marks will not be handed/sent out if a student still has a balance owing at the library.

Equipment & Computers

Equipment
The following equipment is available upon request:
laminating machine, book binding machine, hole punch, TV/VCR or DVD player may be used for viewing our video resources upon approval of the library staff.

Computers
The library has a number of computers for patrons’ use.  All computers have a word processor, an internet connection and the library catalog on them.
You may book a time slot for the use of the computer if you need a specific time. If you plan to transfer data from one computer to another, or print something off from email or a USB drive, you should check with the library staff to make sure the data can be transferred.
Please ask for assistance if you have any questions or problems using the computers.

You must save your work on a USB,  as the computers do not save once they are shut off 

Materials

Circulation
Most library materials may be borrowed for a three week period.  However, the following items may have restricted loans:

1.    Reference material
2.    Periodicals
3.    Videos (only upon instructors approval)

Material with a yellow dot is considered to be Reference Material.
Material with a double yellow dot has a Restricted Loan Period.
Videos may be viewed in the library or a classroom, if a video needs to be taken home, a request will need to be made a day in advance.

Renewing or Requesting Material
If you wish to renew any material, you must return it first and if it is not requested by anyone else you may pick it up at the end of the day or the next morning. If unable to return, please phone the library and renew over the telephone,or talk to library staff  to eliminate overdue charges. You may reserve material or put an item on hold.

Re-shelving of Resource Material
The open shelf system enables a user to browse freely.  Users are requested not to re-shelf materials they have used.  Leave the material on a cart/shelf provided.  The library staff will return material to its proper place.

Overdue Material   
1.    Material on regular loan is $ .10 per day per item.
2.    Material on restricted loan is $ 1.00 per day per item.
3.    Patrons are responsible for material lost or damaged.  The replacement cost of such material will be available at the library.
Marks and diplomas are withheld from students who have not cleared outstanding accounts or have not returned signed out material.

Patrons may have their borrowing privileges suspended if the above library policy is not followed.

Replacement/Damage Cost
The amount stated below is an estimated cost .  If the item being replaced is still available for purchase, it will be the item cost + tax + shipping and handling fee.
Adult Hard cover          40.00 + overdue fines
Adult Softcover            25.00 +overdue fines
Children’s Hardcover     25.00 + overdue fines
Children’s Softcover      15.00 + overdue fines

Locating Resources
Our library catalog is Web based and it is under Library World. The majority of the material in the library can be located by using the computer catalog. Please ask for assistance if you cannot locate something or need help. A session on how to use our Library Catalog can be arranged upon request.

 Click on link below  and enter library name: Russell Resource and no password is required

Libraryworld  Russell  Resource OPAC 
Link to Library Catalog

Resource Material
Resources are classified on the shelves by the Dewy Decimal Numbering System. Our library consists of an adult section, reference section, and a children’s section. A library catalog is an enormous bibliography and it lists all of the resources in the library. Each resource is, therefore, assigned a specific CALL NUMBER, which will be found on the spine of a book, video, etc…and on all catalog entries for that resource.

Call Numbers
The first part of a call number is the classification number such as the Dewy number. Next are the first three letters of the author’s last name, and then the publication date and last the copy number.  For a book on preschool education with author John Smith, published in 1986, the Call Number would be 372 Smi 1986.

All FICTION material is classified with the letters “FIC” instead of a Dewy number.
All CHILDREN’S material is classified with the letter “j” in front of the Dewy number  and FIC 

Periodicals/Journals
The Periodicals are in the reference section of the library. All journals have an index in a coil bound book beside the journal or on top of it.  Please ask for assistance in locating journal articles.

Get In Touch

Location: 60 Lorne St #1, Truro, NS B2N 3K3

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (902) 893-3342

School Hours: M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm