Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Learning Resources

Learning Resources currently compromises of 2 learning environments.

Learning Resources currently compromises of 2 learning environments

The HE library and the Learning Resource Centre. 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 Learning Resource Centre offers a range of up to date resources. There are 19 computers and 34 laptops, which includes 2 touchscreen laptops and 2 tablets. This centre also offers printing and scanning facilities, and a range of physical and electronic book stock. There is also a meeting room with Smart Board facilities and the use of a projector. You can book the room in advance or just turn up.

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 ebrary and online journal catalogue and our rapidly growing digital media repository – NLC Tube. We also offer a selection of DVD’s that are free to loan. We provide photocopying, laminating and binding facilities for a nominal charge.

Computers and laptops are available on a booking system and may be pre-booked by telephone, 01724 294164, email,, or in person. There is a meeting room in both areas that is available to book for group work or meetings. The Research Room provides a comfortable environment for individual, silent study. We also offer 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 of 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. We can supply coloured paper should you require it.

Other resources and equipment are available. Please discuss your requirements with the Learning Resource staff who are happy to help.

Opening times

Learning Resources Centre  
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday  8:30am - 4pm
Half Term - Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 8pm
Half Term - Friday 8:30am - 4pm
Holidays CLOSED
Higher Education Library  
Monday & Tuesday 8:30am - 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday  8:30am - 8pm 
Friday 8:30am - 4pm
Saturday 8:45am - 12:45pm
Holidays 9am - 1pm

All students are welcome to use the HE library on Saturday mornings.

All students may also use the HE Library during holiday periods (please see above opening times).