The Electronic Library System

The recent reorganisation of the computing facilities of the College provided the ideal platform for the operation of an Electronic Library. The Electronic Library is part of the main Library, whereby full access is feasible through readily available working-station endpoints within the campus, as well as secure remote access through the P.A. College Remote Access USB stick, thus providing full access to data, information and Library records, as well as the opportunity for material loans from the main Library. The Library computing facilities enable both students and faculty to search through all electronic Library Records and Directories in order to facilitate the discovery of various applicable sources of information for their research.

 

Access and searching for information in the Library is free for every student of the College, and through the Library's computers our students and faculty can have access to a number of online Electronic Database Search services that provide millions of documents from thousands of sources covering relevant research and subject areas. These give access to current and historical documents from sources such as these:

 

  • Newspapers
  • Dissertations and Theses
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Television and radio broadcasts
  • Wire service and press releases
  • Company annual reports and snapshots
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
  • eBooks
  • Government documents and archives
  • Maps

 

All of the above are directly accessible from all of the College facilities, and not only from within the Library. Students may also make use of the P.A. College Remote Access USB stick to access all electronic services from the comfort of their own home, without needing to install Virtual Private Network (VPN) software.