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The Library

The Library is a busy, vibrant resource centre at the the heart of the College.

It is staffed by a team of Librarians who are always on hand to help you find the information you need. We have resources to support every area of the curriculum.

The Library

The Library

Study spaces

Various study environments are provided to ensure that you make the best use of your free time.

If you like to work with a friend or in a small group, the Library is the place to choose.

If you prefer to study on your own and in silence, the calm atmosphere of The Cloisters or the Silent Study space are bound to appeal to you.

The Reading Room is available for quiet working and the newly refurbished Study Space and Study Centre have computers and group study spaces.

One of the assets of the College that stands out to me is the attitute to learning. I often lack motivation to work and study, but in the Library I am surrounded by friends and workmates deep in study. One can only encourage and be encouraged. Thank you so much for this incredible place.

Study Spaces

Study Spaces

Opening hours

During term time the Library is open from 8.15am-6.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 8.15am-5.00pm Wednesday and Friday.

It is also open during College holidays, usually between 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Library is open even during the holidays which means that you can get work done whenever you need to.

Megan B, former student


There is an excellent and wide ranging stock available for loan, which includes:

  • Books - to support the curriculum and also for leisure reading and general interest.
  • e-books and audiobooks.
  • DVDs.
  • Journals and magazines.

Online resources

We subscribe to a number of online resources which can be accessed through the VLE, both in College and from home. These include:

  • InfoTrac - a database of newspaper and magazine articles.
  • JSTOR - a database of academic journals.
  • Digimap.
  • Digital Theatre Plus.
  • Issues Online.
  • Literary Reference Center.
  • Science Reference Center.

We also take a selection of daily newspapers.

Accessing the online resources

Accessing the online resources


The computers in the Library are available on a drop-in basis and may be used for any College related activities. Laptops are available for short term loan and Wi-Fi is also available to enable use of your own devices.

There are additional IT drop-in centres in other parts of the College.


As well as the resources and computers, we have:

  • Printers, scanners and photocopiers - black and white and colour, A4 and A3.
  • Laminators.
  • Binding facilities.
Stationery for sale in the shop

Stationery for sale in the shop

Library shop

There is also the Library shop, which stocks a wide range of stationery and equipment at very competitive prices.

The Library was always a constant source of help. All the staff were so friendly and ready to jump in and help you with whatever you needed.

Anya C, former student

It has amazing teachers, an amazing Library and an appropriate amount of independence.

Phineas S, former student