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During the current level 5 restrictions, we would advise students to use the Online Library Resources as much as possible. This includes ebooks, databases, academic journals, and more. These resources are available 24/7 and from any location. Library staff is available for online support by email ( and LibChat. Or you can contact the Library Help Centre for one to one support for assignments and research via email ( or through online appointments available to be booked here.

Please note that our services have been developed in line with Government, Health & Safety, and College protocols and are subject to change at short notice - please check the library and college websites for updates.

Check out our new Remote Learning & Library Supports guide to find out all you need to know regarding our on-campus and remote services and supports. This guide will be continually updated as college management and government guidelines evolve. Any and all comments/queries are welcome at or on LibChat on this website. You can access this guide by clicking on the image above and at the following link:

Current Library Information 

Due to the current government Level 5 restrictions beginning on Thursday, 22nd October, study spaces in the library will no longer be available until further notice. We will continue to provide our Click & Collect book service and you can access campus to return books as well. Study spaces located in allocated classrooms on campus will continue to be available to book. We would advise all users to check out the following guide for detailed information  ‘Remote Learning & Library Supports'.  Students should note that access & times may change due to Government Guidelines, we are advising students to check the library website each day for any updates.  

Please be aware that even though we can't currently offer face to face service, all other library services are operating as normal. You can continue to access the library's online resources and receive assistance via LibChat or email. The Library Help Centre - also continues to offer you help with your assignments and research, please feel free to contact us. Lastly, just a reminder that all fines generated on books during the college closure will be waived. Stay safe. The date for re-opening is subject to ongoing review and information for all current and incoming students is available here.
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