Library

The College is fortunate to have its own dedicated library run by a friendly team of staff. The Library is bright, modern and well equipped.

We promote a calm and mature learning space and always encourage students to respect others when in the Library and not to disturb others who are working.

The Library staff can assist students with any aspect of the library learning resources. If you are unable to find what you are looking for they may be able to order certain resources for you.

Opening times

Term time

Monday 08.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 08.00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08.00 - 19.00
Thursday 08.00 - 17.00
Friday 08.00 - 16.15

College Holidays

Please note occasional closures are advised with a notice on the door, or by ringing 01491 634160

Monday 09.00 - 13.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 13.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 13.00
Thursday 09.00 - 13.00
Friday 09.00 - 13.00

Books and magazines

The Library has a good stock of books and magazines to support the subjects taught in College. It also has fiction, recreational reading, daily and local newspapers.

In addition to the magazines in the library, the College has subscriptions to several online magazines including The Economist, eMagazine and MediaMagazine. For further information please see the Library staff.

DVDs

The library has a growing collection of DVDs and CDs. DVD and audio playing equipment is available for your use.

Computers / IT

There are several computers available for you to use in the library for study and printing out your completed documents. Internet access is available.

The Library has a computerised catalogue, which is now available via the Internet to look up all the material held by the Library.

Study Areas

There are two study areas within the library. One is a silent area, and the other is a quiet study area where an occasional whisper is allowed.

New Student Tours

All new students are given an introductory talk and a printed guide of the Library services offered. Please ask the library staff for help if you are unable to find the information you need.

How to Join

All you need is your College ID card. Books are issued for a two week (long loan) or one week (short loan) period with a fine of 10p a day for overdue books. Renewal, reservation and inter-library loan services are available.

We welcome any suggestions for books and magazines you would like us to stock.

Did you know that the College has online subscriptions to many databases and online magazines? Accessing these is easy - ask Library staff for more details.