Library and Learning Resources
Set in its original location within the historic building, the listed Library (room 601) offers learners and staff access to a wide range of resources including e-books, print books, audio CDs, CD-ROMs, a small selection of journals and newspapers, 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.
- Mon 12:00-19:30
- Tues-Thurs 10:00-19:30
- Fri 10:00-16:00
- Sat 10:00-14:00
- Mon-Fri 10:00-14:00
Finding and accessing learning resources
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 300 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 6 items from the lending collection. The loan period for most books is 3 weeks. You can renew each loan up to 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2 hours. A scanner and printers are also provided (printing charges apply).
Supporting learners with special needs
There is step-free access to computers. Additional equipment and resources to assist learners can be provided through referral to the Learning Support team.
iLearn is the college e-learning environment available to all learners and staff, offering a range of materials and activities to support your learning. Access is available from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. 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 an induction from a member of Library staff, email: email@example.com