Learning Resource Center

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Learning Resource Center

Our Colleges have established a Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the purpose of creating a digital repository that provides students with the necessary resources to complete their course work while enabling student access to the scholarly resources required for research in their chosen fields of study.

LRC’s collection efforts focus on online journals that support student assignments, projects, presentations and research as well as those discipline-specific informational resources that support instructors’ scholarly activity and research initiatives.

Click here to access the Learning Resource Centre library catalogue

VPC Library at the Richmond location

VPC LIBRARY ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS!

Question: How many books can I take out at once?
Answer: Students, staff, and faculty may take up to 5 items at a time.

Question: What is a library database?
Answer: According to Encyclopedia Britannica: database, also called electronic database, is a collection of data, or information, specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. For example, EBSCO’S HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM COMPLETE is a database. A library database is a searchable electronic index of published, reliable resources. Databases provide access to a wealth of useful research materials from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines. Some databases also include e-books, relevant Web resources, and various multimedia. The information found in databases is either originally created or comes from different, reliable sources. NOTE: Databases are not “Internet” sources.

Question: How long can I take out a book?
Answer: Students can take out a book for 14 days. Staff and faculty can take out a book for 30 days. You must register for a library account in order to check out materials. Borrower is responsible for replacement or cost of lost or missing items.

Question: Can Alumni access the library databases?
Answer: Remote access to the electronic resources is limited by licensing agreements to current students, faculty, and staff of Vancouver Premier College.
If you are a British Columbia resident you are eligible for remote access to many scholarly and popular databases and indexes available through the Vancouver Public Library, Richmond Public Library and Burnaby Public Library’s website.  Please go to your local library and register for a library card in your community.  All resources are FREE!
If you are not from British Columbia, contact the VPC Library to assist you with finding  the information you need.

Question: How can I pay for a book I lost?
Answer: If you lose a library item you have checked out, you are responsible for the replacement cost of that item. Please contact your librarian to find out the replacement cost. You can pay the replacement cost, in cash only, at the campus reception.

VPC Library does not charge fees for materials returned late. However, you must return all library materials before you can receive your diploma.

Question: How do I search for books?
Answer: Use the online Library Catalogue to search for print books, accessible via the Vancouver Premier College website.  You can search for a book by title, author, or type in keywords to describe the book you need. There’s an Advanced Search option to search for books by both author and title (and also a subject search option).

Got more questions? Feel free to contact our librarian Diane at the Learning Resource Centre. Email to dianel@vpcollege.com

LRC’s collection efforts focus on online journals that support student assignments, projects, presentations and research as well as those discipline-specific informational resources that support instructors’ scholarly activity and research initiatives.

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