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Elmwood Campus Library

Facilities and Services

Library Services

Library resources including books, journals, DVDs, videos and on-line resources, including e-books.  All resources are regularly updated to support the college curriculum.

Borrowing Resources

All students are entitled to borrow, free of charge, up to six resources at any one time. Loan periods vary from overnight to three weeks depending on the resource. Resource reservation and renewal systems are operated.


All students receive, at the start of their courses, small group induction sessions on the services and facilities and these are followed with ongoing assistance throughout the year. Library staff provide assistance with assessing subject specific electronic resources and the compiling of references and bibliographies. In addition, a range of leaflets are available covering general library information, how to access electronic information, and how to compile a bibliography. There are links to the leaflets from our on-line catalogue.

Information Service/Inter-library Loans

Library staff advise and assist with information/literature searching using a variety of sources and they will also borrow resources on behalf of staff or students from our network of external links.

Special Collections

Andrew Murray Memorial Collection - a comprehensive range of resources relating to sports turf put together in memory of Andrew Murray who, during his life, contributed greatly to the training of people in Fife in the sports turf industry both in the field and here at Elmwood. The collection is funded by the Institute of Groundsmanship, Scotland Region.

IT Facilities

Nineteen networked PCs and a number of 'wireless' laptops are available for use by students for researching and processing projects and assignments. All have current software applications and give access to the internet, e-mail and printing. Elmwood operates a print management system and each student is credited with a free monthly print quota.

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