Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Library Services

T:  01355 807308
E: library@slc.ac.uk

The Library Advisors are always happy to advise you on the best way to research and to help you access any of the specialist services on offer. These include:

  • A specialist book stock, tailored to the needs of College courses
  • A comprehensive collection of journals, newspapers and popular magazines
  • Short-loan system for journals, DVDs and materials in high demand
  • Internet access
  • Library catalogue available through Moodle
  • Quiet study room
  • Bookable group study room
  • DVDs of popular films
  • Range of fiction
  • Height adjustable workstation
  • Laptops for overnight use
  • iPads for quick reference
  • Sale of core textbooks, with student discount, at the beginning of the academic year
  • Issue of books for bursary funded courses

To access more information about the College Library, Learning Centre and study resources students should sign in to Moodle or speak to one of the Library Advisors.

How do I join the Library?

You must be an enrolled student to join the library.  Soon after you begin your course you will attend a library induction session.  During this induction you can pick up a registration form to apply for a library card.

Please DO

  • Ask us if you have any queries or need advice
  • Turn your mobile phone to silent when you come into the library
  • Return resources on time
  • Consider other library users and keep conversations to a minimum

Please DO NOT

  • Bring food or drink into the library or the learning centre
  • Mark, highlight or in any way deface or damage Library material

Quiet Study and Group Study Rooms

Within the Library there is a group study room for students which can be booked and a quiet study room for individual use.  Please ask the Library staff or contact them via email or telephone.

Print & Photocopying

There is a self-service, coin operated A4 and A3 colour photocopying and print facility within the Learning Centre.  A small charge is made for mono and colour print and photocopying.  The printing/photocopying service is available from all library and Learning Centre PC’s.

On-line library catalogue

The Library’s Heritage catalogue lists all the resources that the Library contains and can be searched by author, title or a subject keyword.  It can be accessed through the Library Moodle pages or using the quicklinks on the SLC homepage.

Plagiarism Advice

Helpful advice and guidance on plagiarism can be found at http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/ and in the College’s guidance on honesty and integrity in assessment

UCAS Application

You can complete an online UCAS application in College.  Please ask the Library staff for the buzzword to allow you to link your application to the Colle