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The Library+ is our student centred learning zone. Whilst you are at college, Library+ will provide you with a wide range of facilities, services and resources to help support you in your studies and ultimately achieve your goals.

Opening Times +

Term time:
Monday: 8:30am – 6pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 8pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 8pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30pm – 4pm

Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm

* Please note the above times are subject to change. Please check the Virtual Library in itslearning for updates.

Call: 01254 354 041

The Virtual Library +

The Virtual Library is where you can find all our electronic resources, such as e-books and e-journals. There are many more resources available which can be accessed both in college and at home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access the Virtual Library, log into itslearning and select Virtual Library from the courses tab. You will find the links to a variety of resources down the left hand side of the page. To access our e-books or e-journals, you will need your college network log in details. If you need any help using the resources please speak to the library staff.

We also have the ‘Ask a Librarian’ service. Online chat services via the Virtual Library. Resources available include:

  • Books
  • e-Books
  • Journals
  • e-Journals
  • Magazines
  • Printing
  • Newspapers
  • Photocopying
  • Networked PCs
  • Scanning
  • DVDs
  • Laminating
  • CDs
  • Information Skills Workshops
  • Student Shop
Finding Books +

You can find what books and other resources we have in the library and reserve them using the Library+ Catalogue on the Virtual Library in itslearning. This service is available both in college and at home. If a book you want is “on loan” you can place a reservation by entering your Reader Code, which is your student ID number. If you are only in once a week you can request items that are in stock, by using the Library Helpdesk email link situated on the Virtual Library.

Borrowing Items +

Higher Education Students can borrow 12 items and Further Education Students can borrow 8 items.

Most books can be borrowed for 4 weeks. CD’s and DVD’s (maximum 2 multimedia items at any one time) can be borrowed for 1 week. Items may also be renewed twice so long as they are not required by another borrower. We do charge fines on all overdue items. General stock  is charged at 8p per day and Weekly loan stock is charged at 20p per day.

Desktop Shop +

We offer a range of Stationery and Greetings cards, at very low prices. We also provide a book ordering service and offer 10% off the RRP on all books ordered from us.

Upcoming Events
School Leaver Open Event

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm