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For First Year Students: Quickstart Guide
Welcome to Sheridan's Library & Learning Services! This quick-start guide will help to answer many of the questions you may have as a first year student.
We collect academic material related to all programs and courses offered at Sheridan. Along with the traditional library materials in print (books, journals, etc), we increasingly collect online material so that you can easily access our content at any time from anywhere!
Databases & Streaming Media
We have over 200 databases on a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Use the A-Z Database List to access databases and streaming media sites, which includes content from journal articles, newspapers, images, videos, tutorials, and more.
We currently have more ebooks than books on the shelves! We get ebooks from more than one company. Some can be downloaded, but most are available without downloading. All you need is your Sheridan Credentials to access them! Find ebooks through Summon.
Textbooks & Course Reserves
**The titles of the textbooks and course readings for your courses can be found in the course outline for each of your courses.**
Textbooks are available for 3hr loan periods at each campus library. Our textbooks are intended to be used for quick reference only. We recommend that students purchase their own copies. Search for your textbook titles in Summon.
Course reserves are typically non-textbook items that a professor has recommended for reading. Loan periods are generally 2hr loans, but may vary. Course reserves are kept behind the service desk at each campus library. Ask staff at the library service desk.
We have many resources available for all levels of ESL students to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. See our English Language Learning Guide for more details.
Games & Equipment
You can now borrow board games, video games and PlayStation game consoles from the library! Board games are available at Davis campus library. Video games and PlayStation consoles are available at Trafalgar campus library. Visit us in person to check them out, and see the Borrowing Policy below for more details.
Use your Sheridan ONEcard to borrow, renew or place holds on library materials in person at your campus library, or online using your My Library Account.
Put an item on hold if it is already checked out, or when the item is located at another Sheridan campus library. Place a hold in person at the circulation desk, over the phone, or online using the library catalogue.
You can renew your library items in person or online if there are no holds placed on them. Renewals must be made on or before the item's due date.
The Library and Learning Commons at each campus are dynamic, collaborative, student-centered spaces. Whether you're studying on your own or working on a project with your group, the learning commons is the place to be!
Food & Drink
Snack food and covered drinks are permitted in the library.
No hot meals, please!
Vending machines are generally located just outside of the library.
Noise & Disruptions
Excessive noise is considered disrespectful of others. Please use low voices.
Use headphones when listening to audio.
Quiet study spaces are available at each campus library.
Universal access is a core value to Sheridan's Library and Learning Services. The Library team strives to always provide services and collections that are flexible, responsive and accessible to meet the needs of all our users.
Special services for those with disabilities include:
Alternative formats for materials held in Sheridan Library collections available upon request
Access to ACE
Retrieval of print material
Closed captioning and/or transcripts for videos created by Sheridan Libraries
Accessible facilities & spaces
Space for assistive technology
For Library and Learning Services accessibility questions and alternate format requests, please contact Madeleine Crew, Access and Instructional Support Technician.
See Accessible Library Services for more details.
The Academic Integrity Office provides education, resources and support to help you understand the practice of Academic Integrity at Sheridan. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity, or are looking for more information and resources, please visit us in the Learning Commons at::