Learning Centre Induction (for enrolled students)
With books and periodicals, DVDs, computers, and multifunction printers and photocopiers, our well-equipped Learning Centre is the ideal place in which to study and do research. Help desks are staffed by specialists who can help you to find out what you need to know and how to use the equipment. With easy access via the bridges over the atrium, our Learning Centre offers a pleasant working environment for private, group or class study.
Opening times and contact details
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 7.45pm
Friday 8:30am - 5.00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed
Access before 8.45am, during holidays and in the evenings, is on floor 1 only, and then via the lift to other floors.
Learning Centre February 2018 Half-Term Opening Times
OPEN 9.00am - 5.00pm
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February
START OF TERM
OPEN 8.30 am – 9 pm
From Monday February 19th
In addition to the usual range of library facilities such as, issue and enquiry desk services, newspapers, reference materials and photocopying, the Learning Centre has 153 networked computers with internet access and a wide range of software including Windows applications, Adobe CS6, and MS Office. There are also many subject-specific packages to facilitate learning. Two Apple Macintosh computers are available in the HE hub on floor 3 with programmes including
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Final Cut Pro
- Garage Band
- DVD Studio Pro
- Microsoft Office
Dedicated computers for searching the library catalogue are available on each floor. The catalogue can also be searched from anywhere, via the college website, Student Options, OPAC, using any device with internet access, e.g. mobile phone, tablet, laptop, PC.
- 52,200 books and 100 journals
- Daily newspapers
- Helpdesk advice
- Careers and Higher Education materials
- Interlibrary loan service with the British Library
- Networked OPAC (On-line library catalogue)
- Audio visual equipment
- Multi-function printers with scanning and photocopying
- Group study places and individual study carrels
- 153 PCs with Internet access
- Free book swap
Remember, the Learning Centre staff and their knowledge are one of the best resources available, please ask for their help. Staff have specialist knowledge of subject materials in all areas.
Refreshments are available and should be consumed in, the social areas across the bridge.