Learning Centres

Our Learning Centres combine traditional library services with hi-tech facilities to offer students a wider range of accessible materials than ever before. Our service focuses on the way you want to study.

In the 2010 National Student Survey, 84% of students said they were satisfied with the learning resources compared to the national average of 79%.

What we offer

  • A Learning Centre on each campus, with extended opening hours
  • Subject-specific collections of books, journals, DVDs, CDs and audio-visual materials
  • Diverse study environments including IT suites and group study rooms 
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Liaison Librarians who are dedicated to finding the best resources in your subject
  • Self-service machines that let you issue, renew and return items yourself
  • Learning Centre Direct - an automated 24 hours-a-day telephone renewal service
  • Accessible resources for students with disabilities

Online services

  • Extensive online catalogue with reservation service and email renewal reminders
  • Access to over 8,000 full text electronic journals and 100 databases, offering abstracts of journal articles, market reports, and statistical information
  • Ask a Librarian - our Virtual Information Desk service
  • ASSIST - real-time online librarian support
  • Our online services are available both on and off campus

We can help you

  • Access study skills advice and support
  • Access a range of facilities to help you with your studies