Library Facilities

One key to success in your studies is your active use of the Library and its resources. The Library which is housed in the Oak Building is a very impressive space that gives our students access to both reading materials and on-line resources. It is a very open area where the majority of our students choose to go to complete work in their own time, as not only does it have excellent facilities and work spaces, but it is also very quiet too.

Opening Hours

8am – 4.30pm Mondays to Thursdays

8am – 4pm Fridays

Please check notices for holiday arrangements


The Library has a number of collections:


Located close to the help desk, a selection of up to date dictionaries, statistics, encyclopedias, and atlases etc – a very useful place to start any research.


Over 7,000 websites are listed in the catalogue, these have been chosen for their relevance to your courses and are updated every month.


The bulk of the Library stock, over 7,000 items, is arranged around the shelves. Every item is on the Library catalogue and easy to locate, but do ask if you need any help in locating items.


We have a wide range of recent films on DVD and music on CD; subject DVDs and CD-ROMs are also available for short-term loan.


We have a wide selection of, mainly paperback, novels for your leisure / recreational interests.


There is a large and well-stocked collection of books and pamphlets on jobs and universities.


We take over 60 titles covering both subject and leisure interests. Major articles in the subject magazines are listed on the main Library catalogue.


Students are allowed up to four books and one CD / DVD / CD-ROM. Most books are loaned for three weeks and they can be renewed or reserved. DVDs are available for overnight loan only.

The Library catalogue is available on all student desktops as a button on the front page of the Intranet.


Black and white photocopying is available in the Library and paid through the ParentPay system. Colour copying can be sent to: and collected from the Main Office.