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1-2-1 iSkills Sessions

Get help using the library and its resources

You can book a 1-2-1 or group iSkills session with your library to get help with:

Contact your campus library to book a session

Getting Started

Your Library is here to support your learning experience and to help you to get the skills that you need to be independent in your studies. This induction guide will help you get started with logging into your student/staff account and using your Library. 

Once you have received your student/staff ID card, we suggest that you follow these first steps to help you get started with your account:

1. Log on to a college computer

2. Explore MyDay - your student portal

3. Find where to save your work

4. Register your ID card with a printer

1. Log on to a college computer

PCs, Macs and laptops are available to use in our libraries and are bookable at the library desk. 

Log on to the college network with your student email address (studentnumber@stu.tmc.ac.uk) or staff email address (e.g. staffID@tmc.ac.uk) and your network password.

How to reset your password

2. MyDay: your student portal

MyDay is your student portal. Here you will find links to:

  • Student Email
  • Moodle
  • My ILP
  • OneDrive
  • Discover your Library
  • Careers and Welfare
  • Shout Out
  • Student Experience
  • College News and Events

You can also access your student account information:

  • Printing Balance
  • My Timetable
  • My Attendance
  • Calendar
  • My Tasks

3. Find where to save your work

Remember to save your work regularly in the correct place. 

Your storage areas: 

Student Drive (H:)

Your student home drive (H:) is your personal storage area on the college network. When using a college computer this can be found by opening My Computer and is identified by your student number or staff ID. Your (H:) drive is not accessible out of college. 

When using college computers do not save to any other folder or the Desktop, or work will be cleared when you log off. Move any files from the downloads folder. 

OneDrive

You will also receive online storage with Microsoft OneDrive. If you save your work to OneDrive you can access your files from anywhere, on any device. You can also share documents with others and work together.

​Students can access OneDrive via MyDay.

USBs and external hard drives can be used but must be under 8GB to be compatible with college computers.

4. Register your ID card with a printer

Printers are found in the libraries and in other areas on each campus. You can print, photocopy and scan to your student/staff email. 

You will need to register your ID card at one of the printers by using the card reader. Then enter your student email address (studentnumber@stu.tmc.ac.uk) or staff email address (e.g. staffID@tmc.ac.uk) and network password. Once registered, scanning your card on the reader will log you in automatically. Any printing you have sent will be waiting to be released. You should to remember to log off when you have finished. 

All students are given a starting allowance for printing and copying, scanning is free. When your credit runs out you can purchase extra at the Library desk. 

Take me to the printing guide

Using your library and resources

Your ID Card

You will receive your student/staff ID card after you enrol. 

Please make sure you wear your ID card when you are on campus. 

Your ID card is your library card. 

You will need it to borrow library materials, release your print jobs and to change your account password. 

WiFi

Students

Select the TMC wireless network, login using your student email address (e.g. studentnumber@stu.tmc.ac.uk) and network password to connect to the Wi-fi. 

Staff

Select the LTE wireless network, login using your staff email address (e.g. jbloggs@tmc.ac.uk) and network password to connect to the Wi-fi. 

Update your devices

If you change your password remember to update any devices you have connected to the Wi-fi. Tell your device to "Forget the Network" and reconnect using your new password.