Who are we and what can we do?
We are academic librarians here to support you and your students’ needs, we offer a vast amount of knowledge including:
• Library resources, research and referencing
• Study skills – essential for students going on to University or Access courses.
• IT support
• 1:1 or group sessions
• Reading lists
How many items can a member of staff take out?
You can borrow up to 10 items at a time, the normal loan period is 3 weeks although we do have a 7 day limit on some books.
We also have DVDs and fiction books for your pleasure.
Please bring your staff card if you want to borrow from the library.
How can the library support my teaching?
Each library offers 1:1 sessions, this can be for both staff and students and range from an induction to the library to an in-depth session on resources we offer to support your subject area.
Speak to a librarian on your site to book a 1:1 session.
To help provide inspiration for Employability Hour and provide a new resource for exploring equality and diversity, British values and citizenship with students, the College has opened an account with The Day.
This is a fantastic website that provides ready-made learning resources based around news and current affairs. Within the platform, colleagues can use an article as the basis for a quick starter or build full lessons around the site's high-quality, student-focused news stories.
The Day will also help spark a debate around the morning headlines or set engaging homework tasks to support critical thinking and further students' understanding of the burning issues of the day.
If you have a query regarding a library please speak to our library coordinators:
Recommended by Kate, Library Officer at Fielden campus.
We don’t typically dare to consider that the war offered fertile ground for success, but for the tattooist of Auschwitz, Lale Sokolov, his life was transformed in every way imaginable, and then, in ways perhaps less imaginable.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz offers a narrative arena in which to look at WWII from a new lens, but it certainly doesn’t dilute the brutal horror, or the sorrow, of the war; it simply demands that readers receive this biographical tale with a broader range of emotions and insight than they perhaps first expected to experience. This story will unapologetically amuse you then disturb you, then amuse you gain; it will intrigue you and repulse you; reassure you then demand compassion you didn’t dream you could feel for the abhorrent. If you don’t approach it open-mindedly from the outset, this novel will unravel conventions and assumptions until it opens your mind regardless.