The College has recently launch a brand new Learning Centre, which is fully equipped to provide an independent study space. We have PCs, MACs and Chromebooks to support your study, as well as a team of staff to offer help and advice around digital learning. In addition, we have a group study space for guided study and workshops.
We offer access to networked PCs, Chromebooks and Macs, all with a range of software to support course work and learning. Free internet access and WiFi (select Eduroam network) are provided for smart phones only. Printing is available in the Library (6th floor), printing charges apply.
We have a range of support available including the following:
Office 365 apps, Google Apps (including Classroom and Drive, BKSB, MathsWatch and iLearn are part of the virtual learning environment. These platforms provide information about college services, policies. You can access resources for your course and interact with your tutor and classmates. If you need help with digital studies, you can attend digital learning support sessions provided by a member of support staff.
Digital Learning Drop-in Times:
|Mon||12.00-13.30 & 15.00-16.30|
|Wed||11.30-13.30 & 16.30-18.30|
Please note, we can only help with college resources and equipment, not devices you bring from home.
If you need help with your homework/coursework you can be supported through these drop-in sessions. The drop-in sessions are open to everyone and you do not need to book in advance. We operate on a first-come-first-served basis so you may need to come back if we are full.
These workshops are designed for learners that have been referred to the Learning Support team. They are available for IT, English and Maths. If you feel you need to access one of these workshops please see the Learning Support team.
Additional Learning Support (ALS) assistants run small group or individual ALS sessions at various times throughout the day. They are available for help at other times so please just ask. If they are unable to help you at the time, they will suggest a time when you can come back for individual help. If you think you may need ongoing support and may qualify for ALS, they can also arrange an ALS assessment.
Appointments to see the Employability Coach and a National Careers Service advisor can be booked via the library or the Learning Support
Set in its original location within the historic building, the listed Library offers learners and staff access to a wide range of resources including e-books, print books, CDs, a small selection of journals, plus computer facilities with internet access. We also offer learners an open, inclusive space in which to study independently – or quietly in groups – with helpful staff on hand if you need assistance.
You can search our online catalogue from any internet-connected device, to check availability of resources recommended by your tutor, and to find additional material to support your learning. The lending collection covers curriculum subject areas and we aim to stock the key texts recommended for your course. There is also unlimited online access to over 500 e-books used for teaching and learning by UK further education colleges.
A small selection of print journals provides up-to-date material on ceramics, computer art, contemporary crafts, fashion and photography.
If you are looking to the past for inspiration, the ‘Old Library’ special collection contains books published before 1955 and acquired mostly by donation since the foundation of the college in 1854. This special collection offers an insight into the history of the college and its benefactors and the broad mix of disciplines that once contributed to a ’liberal education’.
You can borrow up to six items from the lending collection. The loan period for most books is 3 weeks. You can renew each loan up to three times, unless the item has been reserved by another user. Charges apply for late renewal or return. Renew your library item loans by phone on 0207 255 4736, by email to: email@example.com or when you visit the Library.
We offer access to networked PCs, laptops and Macs all with a range of software to support course work and learning. Free internet access and wifi are provided. PCs can be booked in advance for an initial use period of up to two hours. A scanner and printers are also provided (printing charges apply).
There is step-free access to computers. Additional equipment and resources to assist learners can be provided through referral to the Learning Support team.
The Library page on iLearn provides information about our services and resources.
Learn about the services available to you by attending an induction arranged by your tutor or request a personal induction from a member of Library staff, email: firstname.lastname@example.org