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About the ILC

An inspiring vision

The Information & Learning Commons (ILC) is CITY College’s state of the art facility, a benchmark of quality educational environment and studying experience. The concept was to design an inspiring learning and research library environment to meet the needs of the College community. Our vision was to create a new physical environment that would facilitate the mission and aspirations of CITY College. With the ILC, CITY College introduced a unique for the Greek standards model of a facility, bringing together technology, content, and services in a single space that resulted in an environment far more innovative and user-friendly than a typical academic library.

A dynamic, collaborative workspace that integrates:

  • Printed collections (books and current journals)
  • A core collection of textbooks and references
  • Full access to databases, e-journals & e-book collections
  • Library Services Desks
  • Computing Support Services
  • Wireless Networking
  • PCs Working Area
  • Multimedia Room
  • Seminar Room
  • Study Rooms
  • Career Corner
  • Reading Areas & Collaborative Learning Spaces
  • Social and leisure space with comfortable seating

     

A seamless working environment

Our underlying philosophy is to provide users with a seamless working environment so that they may access, manage, and create information all in one place. Students doing research or preparing assignments and projects can access information, use software and equipment and write, without changing location. Library and IT staff assist users with their information, reference and technology needs from a single desk simplifying this way services.

The information resources include:

  • over 31,000 printed volumes
  • a core collection of textbooks and references
  • audiovisual & multimedia material and equipment
  • subscriptions to a variety of electronic resources
  • IT, including wireless networking, desktop PCs & laptops

Printed items are housed throughout the main ILC area, all being part of the collection of the former CITY College Library. Electronic resources (ER) include access, to e-journal and e-book collections, subscriptions to digital libraries and to bibliographic and full text databases. These resources are available to both, on and off-campus users.

 

Objectives of the ILC

  • To support the learning, teaching, and research needs of a high quality academic institution, by acquiring and organizing relevant and well balanced collections in a wide variety of formats.
  • To provide a platform for developing services and for promoting the use of innovative technologies in order to equally offer all services to local and remote users.
  • Furthermore, to offer an accessible, collaborative learning and research environment where people can pursue and share ideas.

 

Users of the ILC

The main objective of the ILC is to serve the information needs of the College’s students and staff. For this purpose, the ILC’s resources, services and facilities are basically acquired and developed to support the College's programmes. Eligible users:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • Research students
  • Academic teaching staff
  • Alumni

 

Visitors of the ILC

External visitors are welcome to use ILC resources and services and in particular, those not available in any other local library (networking & collaboration agreement). However, we cannot undertake the responsibility to build up research collections in subject areas or in languages which are outside the scope of CITY College's research or teaching activities. Visitors who are eligible for an external library card may only borrow items from the Standard Loan Sections.

 

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