Information at your fingertips
The Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) are here to help you successfully complete your studies.
The LRCs are comfortable and friendly spaces which provide access to resources and support for students and staff.
As well as a large collection of books, periodicals and audiovisual resources, the LRC provides access to a virtual library of high-quality ebooks and article databases. You can access these online resources from your laptop, PC, tablet or mobile phone, or from any of the 75 Windows PCs and 80 laptops, or 8 Macs, available for use within the LRCs. You can also access the internet, use Microsoft Office or other specialist software, print assignments, or simply use the photocopier.
Staff and students can search our resources, both print and online, via our discovery tool Infomine (College students and staff can click on Shibboleth Login to to use).
What we can do for you
The LRC team are very friendly and highly skilled at helping you find what you need. Once you’ve found it, they’ll also help you figure out what to do with it!
We can help you navigate the library catalogue, ebooks and databases, and find your way around our shelves. Qualified LRC staff also deliver sessions on research and referencing.
State of the art facilities
LRCs created with you in mind!
Our new LRCs at North Road and Lansdowne were created with students at the heart of the design. We’ve adapted the space to make sure they cater for all your learning needs.
There are different learning zones to suit whatever type of work you’re doing. You can either work on your own or collaborate with others on projects. We have also created curriculum clusters, where small groups can go to study while having all the information at their fingertips.
Our IT suites, project rooms and pods are kitted out with the latest IT equipment and presentation technology. We’ve even set up integrated re-charge points for you to keep your batteries topped up!
Find out more about how our LRCs are one part of our £25m modernisation programme.
What else you need to know
Open five days per week, you can borrow up to twelve items from the LRCs at a time. Loans are available for one or two weeks and can be renewed twice, and renewals can be requested in person, over the phone, or via text message. Because of this, overdue fines are easily avoided!