Our college library is a place to study for all students, and we have designed
spaces for your needs as a student:
The main library has a range of group study tables, some computers for quick use, laptops and printers. The
library books and materials zoned for curriculum areas are all available here.
Please ask a member of staff who will be very happy to help you find any book, or to use a computer or other
The computer room has 47 new computers all with Office Professional 2010, and access to the Internet. Some computers are also installed with other course-specific software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Solid Works and CAD. Please check the plan of the computer room in the Computer Booking section of this website.Students can book their own computer in this area – please see the information on MyPC Booking on this website
Group Study Room
A group study room is available at times for students to book to use for preparing presentations, and other group work. This room is also used for Study Skills workshops to help students gain the skills they need to find information, plan and write assignments, and understand how to become successful independent learners. Please see the information on Study Skills in the Services section of this website
Quiet Study Room
Some students like to work in a quiet space and we provide a room for those who like prefer this. The room has five bookable computers as well as study tables.
Higher Education Study Room
HE Students have their own new study room on the second floor of the library. This pleasant room has 13 bookable computers, some group study tables and a space for students to plug in their own laptops and devices. We recognise that HE students need to work hard to complete their programmes, and we want to make sure that their study environment is quiet and peaceful.
Please help us to keep a library where you and other students can learn and study.
Remember that the library is a place to study. Make sure that you are not disturbing other people by talking loudly. Please put your mobile phone on silent.
Litter is unpleasant, so respect your library and other people by clearing away your rubbish. Recycle your
waste where possible, using the bins provided.
Study and computer space is in very high demand, so if you are leaving for an extended break, please take your belongings with you so that someone else can use the study space.
Treat fellow library users and library staff with courtesy, respect and consideration at all times.
We’d rather not have to, but if we feel you are not behaving in a considerate way, we may ask you to leave the library and you may also be subject to the college disciplinary procedure.