The LRC (Learning Resource Centre)
Tel: (01793) 498381 or via our online contact form
Monday - Wednesday: 8.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday: 8.45pm - 4.30pm
(Opening hours may vary during college holiday periods. Please call the LRC desk on (01793) 498381 for further information).
To visit the LRC web pages, click here.
The LRC is open to all students at the college and is an impressive facility offering more than 32,000 books as well as DVDs and electronic resources to support learning in the classroom. Some of these are accessible from home. Your student ID card is also your library card.
The centre offers 38 PCs (which can be pre-booked for use during busy times) printing and photocopying facilities, as well as two study centres with PCs.
Resources include films on DVD, daily newspapers and over 300 magazines and journals, both general and linked to specific curriculum areas.
There is also a quiet study area known as the Off White Gallery, which displays the work of our current and ex-art students.
There are always at least two members of staff on duty, providing a safe and supportive environment for students. A wide variety of resources are available online and students can be set up with personal accounts allowing access to these resources from home.
Learning Support in the LRC
The LRC works with the Learning Support and e-Learning teams to ensure that where a specific need is identified we can meet that need in terms of learning resources and access to them.
Situated on the first floor of the Phoenix Building, the LRC is accessible by lift. The library issue desk is at varying levels allowing easy access for all users and shelving is sufficiently spaced to allow for wheelchair access.
The centre is fitted with a hearing loop for the hearing impaired. Conversors (sets where lecturers wear microphones and students use receivers) are also available for loan from Learning Support to students based in areas of the college without hearing loops.
Also available are a wide variety of sign language videos including the College Charter and a guide to the Dewey Decimal System (library classification system) as an audio file. A guide to the library services is available as an audio visual presentation on the student Virtual Learning Environment.
There is a print magnifier (Aladdin reader) and the LRC is equipped with low- flicker PC screens with easily adjustable fonts and colours.
Visually impaired students are entitled to free photocopying while dyslexic students are entitled to extended loan periods.
As with the rest of the college, we welcome feedback from students, staff and visitors regarding our facilities and any suggestions on how we can improve our services.