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The Library

The Library is a busy, vibrant resource centre at the the heart of the College.

It is staffed by a team of Librarians who are always on hand to help you find the information you need. We have resources to support every area of the curriculum.

Study spaces

Various study environments are provided to ensure that you make the best use of your free time.

If you like to work with a friend or in a small group, the Library is the place to choose.

If you prefer to study on your own and in silence, the calm atmosphere of The Cloisters or the Silent Study space are bound to appeal to you.

The Reading Room is available for quiet working and the newly refurbished Study Space has computers and group study spaces.

The Library's silent area is a great place to go if you want to be in a focused learning environment.

Vanessa Bradbury, former student

Opening hours

During term time the Library is open from 8.15am-5.00pm.

It is also open during College holidays, usually between 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Library is open even during the holidays which means that you can get work done whenever you need to.

Megan Bradley, former student
Magazines

Magazines

Resources

There is an excellent and wide ranging stock available for loan, which includes:

  • Books - to support the curriculum and also for leisure reading and general interest.
  • e books.
  • DVDs.
  • Music and audio CDs.
  • Journals and magazines.

Online resources

We subscribe to a number of online resources which can be accessed through the VLE, both in College and from home. These include:

  • InfoTrac - a database of newspaper and magazine articles.
  • JSTOR - a database of academic journals.
  • Digimap.
  • Digital Theatre Plus.
  • Issues Online.
  • Literary Reference Center.
  • Science Reference Center.
  • Grove Music Online.

We also take a selection of daily newspapers.

Accessing the online resources

Accessing the online resources

Computers

The computers in the Library are available on a drop-in basis and may be used for any College related activities. Wi-Fi is also available to enable use of your own devices.

There are additional IT drop-in centres in other parts of the College.

Facilities

As well as the resources and computers, we have:

  • Printers, scanners and photocopiers - black and white and colour, A4 and A3.
  • Laminators.
  • Binding facilities.
Stationery for sale in the shop

Stationery for sale in the shop

Library shop

There is also the Library shop, which stocks a wide range of stationery and equipment at very competitive prices.

The Library was always a constant source of help. All the staff were so friendly and ready to jump in and help you with whatever you needed.

Anya Collyer, former student

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