LRC

Welcome Message

The LRC strives to collect, create, organize, preserve, and provide access to information resources that enable the MTC to fulfil its mission in terms of teaching, learning, research, and the advancement of knowledge.

The LRC services and collections are entirely dedicated to support the MTC community of faculty, researchers, students, and staff. The LRC offers excellent internet connectivity and efficient online access to its rich e-resources through University of Portsmouth.

The LRC is committed to obtaining unavailable requested documents from the document suppliers and inter-library document delivery.

We look forward to serving you and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Best Wishes

LRC Staff

Loan Periods & Renewals

STUDENT

ITEM LOAN PERIOD MAX # OF ITEMS MAX# OF RENEWALS
GENERAL COLLECTION 14 DAYS 3 2
RECREATIONAL READING 90 DAYS 2 3
EQUIPMENT HOURLY (INSIDE LRC) 2 NONE

FACULTY

ITEM LOAN PERIOD MAX # OF ITEMS MAX# OF RENEWALS
GENERAL COLLECTION 60 DAYS 5 2
RECREATIONAL READING 90 DAYS 2 3
ENGLISH TEACHING RESOURCE 120 Days 10
EQUIPMENT HOURLY (INSIDE LRC) 2 NONE

STAFF

ITEM LOAN PERIOD MAX # OF ITEMS MAX# OF RENEWALS
GENERAL COLLECTION 21 DAYS 5 2
RECREATIONAL READING 90 DAYS 2 3
EQUIPMENT HOURLY (INSIDE LRC) 2 NONE

 

Overdue Items, Fines and Replacement Charges

All LRC borrowers are responsible for the safe and timely return of LRC materials. The LRC will send a reminder notice before items are overdue but when they are seriously overdue, courtesy notices are sent. However, failure to receive a notice does not excuse a user from having their account blocked.

Overdue Fines – will be applicable in future

Group Study Room

The LRC offers 4 group study rooms for student & staff use. Selected study rooms may only be reserved in advance during study periods and finals by contacting the Circulation Desk. Otherwise, rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Group study rooms are limited to 2 people or more and unattended items will be moved. Group rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs to facilitate group study and presentation practice.

Lost and Found

The LRC operates a Lost and Found for items left in the LRC. Please check with LRC staff at the Circulation Desk if you have lost an item. Every Thursday afternoon all Lost and Found items are forwarded to the HR Office.

Mailing Address:

Military Technological College
Learning Resource Center
PO Box 262, Code 111
Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Telephone: +968 2209 1271
Email: library@mtc.edu.om

Library Hours

Sunday-Wednesday 07:30 – 22:00
Thursday 07:30 – 16:30
Friday & Saturday Closed

 

The LRC offers a growing print collection and access to myriad electronic resources via UOP and MASADER. These electronic resources are accessible on campus and off campus.

MASADER

Masader is the brand name of the Oman Virtual Science Library, which provides seamless and affordable access to a wealth of global research material. Material is drawn from the world’s great libraries, content aggregators, and publishers, with all resources accessible from a single entry point. MASADER provides access to over 10,021 active full- text journals, 150,000 English e-Books and 4,500 Arabic e-Books.

UoP Resources

The UoP electronic resources provide access to many Engineering e-Books, e-Journals and databases, top databases being Business Source Complete, Credo Reference, Emerald, IEEE Xplore, Linkedin, ProQuest, Scopus, Web of Science and Wiley.

 

 

 

UOP Link for Student Registration

IELTS Preparation

Preparing for IELTS requires planning and hard work. Here you will find resources to help you prepare yourself.

Prepare for your test – from the British Council

Includes advice on how to prepare for the test, what to do on the day, and tips and advice from others

IELTS mock tests from the British Council

IELTS mock tests from the British Council

IELTS Study Tips and Skills

Learn English from the British Council

IELTS Sample Tests

Provided by the official IELTS website. Includes answers.

IELTS Blog

A great blog providing tips and strategies for passing IELTS. Also includes links to other resources that might help

IELTS Online Practice Materials

From Hong Kong Polytechnic – listening, reading, speaking, writing

Study English – IELTS Preparation

A series of programs that develop skills and strategies for intermediate to advanced learners of English – especially those preparing to take the IELTS test.

Free IELTS Practice Tests

Good Luck IELTS

Free download IELTS exercises

Includes downloadable content which includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing tasks with answers. NOTE: you can download from the yellow box in the middle of this site. Once downloaded and open, click on the “contents” tab to see the tests.

Using English for Academic Purposes by Andy Gillett
Includes a range of different activities for improving your English.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS Listening from Exam English

Free IELTS Lesson – Academic Listening Test

From IELTShelpnow – gives useful tips to help you prepare

Randall’s Cyber Listening ESL LabIncludes quizzes

The LRC’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), is used for searching for print and e-book titles, and journals available in MTC. It provides information about the latest news and events in the LRC, new titles, most popular titles, LRC newsletters and online booking of the LRC facilities.

View Library Catalog

Faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to recommend purchases for the LRC collection. The more information you can provide in the form below, the easier it will be to identify the title you are requesting. Your suggestions are reviewed by a librarian. ( Form)

You can now book LRC facilities such as Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms, by visiting the LRC Moodle Page. MTC Students can book Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms, and MTC Staff can book Study Rooms, Meeting Rooms and LRC Floors for examination purposes. Bookings must be made at least one day in advance, any time before 1 p.m. Click here to book an LRC Facility.

This service is for MTC registered users requesting items that are NOT available in the MTC LRC. Please check the availability of the library resources through the main catalogue and E-Resources before you proceed with your request. Interlibrary loan material, periodical articles and books chapters not found in the library collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan (ILL) or document delivery.
• Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are limited to MTC faculty and graduate students.
• Requestors should first check to make sure that the materials are not available at MTC.
• Please be sure to include full and correct bibliographic details.
Article / Book Chapter Request
Periodical articles and books chapters not found in the library collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan (ILL) or document delivery.

The LRC VR (Virtual Reality) English Language Learning Room is an excellent platform for MTC Students to improve their English Language listening and reading skills in a unique, immersive way by embracing a new technology in language learning.  Read the VR Room Policies here.

LRC Creative Space

The Creative Space is a collaborative workspace inside the LRC set up to engage students practically with the Engineering Design Process, while learning Engineering terminology and improving their English vocabulary. They will get to design, create, explore and build different projects using a variety of tools. This space also helps students to develop their critical 21st century skills in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In addition, it helps the students to enhance their language skills through their engagement with the technical English and Engineering terminology. By introducing this space in the LRC, we would like to provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.

For Whom?

This space is open to all GSD students (E3 and above) students who want to do innovative projects using mostly recyclable material.

Where?

The LRC Creative Space is located on LRC Ground Floor.

Timings?

5pm to 7 pm(Mondays and Wednesdays)
Ask the Reception Staff for assistance.

 

How to Enrol?

  • Interested students must submit their Project Proposal through the LRC moodle form(Click here to open the form.)
  • We advise the Project Team Leader to fill in the form for his team, to avoid duplicate submissions.
  • Clearly mention the Name of the Project, materials required and expected duration, along with any other important details.
  • If you are using the LRC moodle page for the first time, enter the enrolment key: “oman”.

During the academic terms, the library is open during the following hours:

Sunday-Wednesday: 07:30 – 22:00

Thursday: 07:30 – 16:30

Friday & Saturday Closed

Books can be borrowed at the Circulation Desk, or at any of the self-check stations.

Give policies link

Yes, books may be renewed at the Circulation Desk, or via telephone, email or through online.

Yes, books may be reserved, but not for more than two days.

Yes, but patrons with overdue books are blocked on the system until the books are returned.

Your account is blocked and the replacement cost of the book, plus an admin fee needs to be paid.

Yes copies may be made of material that are not subject to copyright laws.

Documents may be printed in the LRC printers located inside.

Any librarian who is on duty may be approached for assistance.

No, but suggestions for new books will be welcomed.

E-resources can be accessed on the Library web site.

Yes, when off-campus you can access the UoP e-resource by using your UoP credentials. In addition, you can access MASADER resources using MTC login credentials.