The Library is a thriving College resource housed in a modern, purpose-built teaching block.
It is staffed by a team of Librarians who are able to support and guide you in your independent learning and research.
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 is bound to appeal to you.
The Library Annexe has a second Silent Study room and a Reading Room for quiet working.
The Library's silent area is a great place to go if you want to be in a focused learning environment.
The Library is open even during the holidays which means that you can get work done whenever you need to.
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.
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.
- Music and audio CDs.
- Journals and magazines.
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.
- Digital Theatre Plus.
- Issues Online.
- Literary Reference Center.
- Science Reference Center.
We also take a selection of daily newspapers.
Accessing the online resources
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.
As well as the resources and computers, we have:
- Printers, scanners and photocopiers - mono and colour.
- Binding facilities.
Stationery for sale in the 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.