Last Updated: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Learning Resources

Learning Resources currently compromises of 2 learning environments.

Learning Resources currently comprises of 2 learning environments, the HE library and Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Both areas offer a comfortable and relaxed environment in which to study, led by a team of professional, experienced and friendly staff.

The Libraries
Our newly located and refurbished LRC offers a range of up to date resources. There are 19 computers and 34 laptops, which includes 2 touchscreen laptops. This centre also offers printing, scanning and photocopying facilities, and a wide range of physical and electronic book stock. There is a meeting room with Smart Board facilities and the use of a projector. You can book the room in advance or just turn up and book it. The LRC offers timetabled facilitation sessions, led by a member of the LRC team, for 32 students at any one time. Our newly created Individual IT-Based Research Room is a quiet place for Level 3 students to concentrate on their coursework and comprises 6 computers and desk space. Access to HE students have their own dedicated room and specialised book stock, to assist with their studies.
Our ever expanding Higher Education Library has recently benefited from a substantial increase in both our physical and electronic resources. This includes academic book stock, additions to our e-book collection, our online journal collection, and our new, rapidly growing, digital media repository – Estream.  We also offer a selection of DVD’s that are free to loan. We provide photocopying, laminating and binding facilities for a nominal charge. There are 17 computers and 24 laptops for students to use. Our Reading Room provides a comfortable environment for individual, silent study. The room benefits from a white board and students work can be viewed on the walls, this room inspires students and helps them in their studies. Our new Scholarship Engagement Room (SEE) is a professional environment specifically for Level 6 students to work on their dissertation and research. There are past dissertations on offer as well as hard copy journals and desk space to study. We also provide an Individual IT-Based Research Room where students can use laptops for silent, independent study. 
Computers in both centres are Open Access so there is no need to book these in advance. All laptops and rooms in both centres are available on a booking system and may be pre-booked by telephone, 01724294164, email,, or in person. We also supply scanning facilities in both areas at no extra charge. Students have access to their own exclusive area on the college network, which allows for saving and storing work.

Facilities for Learners with Disabilities
Learning Resources welcomes students with disabilities and aims to make your learning experience both positive and comfortable. Both centres are located near to lift access. All computers are installed with software that will read out documents to help students acknowledge any errors in their work.
Other resources and equipment are available. Please discuss your requirements with the Learning Resources staff who are happy to help.

Opening times

Learning Resources Centre  
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday  8.30am – 4.00pm
Half Term - Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Half Term - Friday 8:30am - 4pm
Holidays CLOSED
Higher Education Library  
Monday & Tuesday 8.30am – 9.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday  8.30am – 8.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 8.45am – 12.45pm
Holidays 9.00am – 4.00pm