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September 2021: Study spaces within the library are available to be booked including student computers, access the online booking forms here. To borrow books, the Click & Collect book service remains available, for further instructions on the service see here. Books can be returned via our book returns drop box located by the college reception in the Atrium. *NB: New extended term time opening hours will be announced in the coming weeks and will commence on Monday, 27th September.

We continue to 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 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 be 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:

Note: Access & hours may change due to Government Guidelines, we are advising students and staff to check the library website each day for any updates.

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Library staff are available for online support by email ( and LibChat. 


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