Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Launches LibraryPlus Facility

In a bid to offer Wales’ best LibraryPlus facilities within a college, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently launched the new service across its campuses.

Far from being a traditional silent library, LibraryPlus is a vibrant learning location where students can study, think and create in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

In a joint partnership between Library Services, Learner Services and the Additional Learning Needs Team, the new LibraryPlus facilities will offer a vast range of facilities, support and resources to learners.

Each LibraryPlus centre across the Grŵp offers a wide range of materials to support students with their studies, including over 70,000 books and journals. Access to specialist online databases including a wide range of e-book and e-journal platforms are also readily available.

Learners will benefit from free WiFi access, and digital learning equipment such as Virtual-Reality headsets. Eligible students will be able to loan a Google Chromebook device for free to support their studies, too.

A variety of study spaces for individual or group study have been installed, including quiet spaces, which will also be utilised by the Autism Mentoring team to support learners.

Experienced staff will also be on hand to support students with study skills, and for help with assignments and examinations preparations. A range of resources to support continued professional development including employability skills and career information.

Angharad Roberts, Director of Bilingual Development, Learning Resources and Skills, said,

“We’re really pleased to be able to invest in modern library facilities, which will enable students to get the very most out of their college experience”.

“Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is eager to be at the forefront of library services and student support, and we look forward to developing our facilities even further in the near future”.

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