Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Our Learning Resource Centres enable all of our students to have a dedicated space where they can work independently and have access to all the resources relevant to their chosen course.
The Learning Resource Centres house a wide collection of regularly updated print and electronic resources. Our book collection includes textbooks and books from course reading lists as well as wider reading material. All of our books are available to borrow by our students and staff. In addition to books for study, we have a large fiction section, a Young Adult fiction section and the Shelf Help section with books to promote wellbeing and life skills.
Our electronic resources include E-books from two large databases, Ebsco and Ebrary. We subscribe to Infotrac which provides access to 6,000 journals and newspapers. Additionally, we have a subscription for the highly regarded Review Magazine archive and access to the full range of resources from Issues Online. Our subject resource pages provide direct links to a comprehensive range of free, high quality, web-based resources and databases. These online resources can be used 24/7 from any computer. We also provide Google Chromebook Laptops for students to borrow and take home if required.
The Learning Resource Centres are the ideal space for individual or group work. Our computers are available to all students to use with access to free printing. If students need to work somewhere on their own we have private study rooms to book.
Our knowledgeable LRC staff are always ready to guide learners in finding resources, researching and improving study and referencing skills. The LRC is also home to the Specialist Learning Support Mentor team who are available for anyone who needs additional specialist support with their studies. The LRCs are an important hub of college life. We run student enrichment clubs, hold competitions and create displays throughout the year.