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Library Help Centre: Students: Appointments & Queries

Library Help Centre

Prepare for your Appointment

Before your appointment, there are a few things you can do to prepare:
Provide us with a copy of your work so we can have a look at it before we meet with you.
If you need help with referencing, make sure you have taken at look at the NCI Referencing Guide before your appointment. 
Bring a notepad and a pen or your laptop to your appointment so you can take notes about what is discussed


Why request an appointment?

If you are working on a college assignment or research and need advice on the following:

  • Using online resources
  • Finding good sources
  • Search techniques
  • Referencing
  • Academic writing
  • Literature reviews

Request an Appointment

How do you request an appointment?

Select the Request an Appointment button on the top right of this page, choose a date and time that is available and fill out the booking form. Please provide us with as much information as you can regarding your query/queries; including a copy of any relevant documents.

Once you have submitted your request, a member of the Library Help Centre will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Our hours adapt to demand, so if you require an early evening or Saturday appointment, this is possible provided we are given enough notice and the time slot is available. Please email the Library Help Centre if you require an appointment outside of the hours listed.


Owing to the current isolation restrictions, we cannot currently offer face to face appointments, but please be aware we are still fully operational in terms of offering remote assistance for your assignments and research. If we can be of any help whatsoever, please do not hesitate to email us.

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