Learning Resources Service

Learning Resources Centres are available at all our campuses for all our students, with dedicated Study Centres for Higher Education students. Areas are set aside for quiet study or group work, with access to networked computers, printing, scanning and photocopying. All students are welcome to use their own mobile devices with Wi-Fi connection to the College network; computer booking facilities are available at some campuses.

Resources include books, journals & magazines, film and foreign language DVDs, music and audiobooks. National and local newspapers are also provided. There is an extensive collection of resources and information within Blackboard (our Virtual Learning Environment) with links to online databases, e-Books and websites which will help with research.

All students are offered both group and one to one study skills support. New HE students have the opportunity to complete our HEADstart programme (Higher Education Academic Development), which will develop the skills required to confidently succeed at university-level studies

The range of resources available to you include:


The Learning Resources Team is always on-hand to help you search for the information and materials you need, and teach you information handling and research skills in order to help you make the best use of the available resources.

Our aim is to support your success by providing you with high-quality library and e-learning services.

Opening Times 

Taunton campus HE Study Centre

Monday 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 9 am – 7 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 7 pm

Thursday 9 am – 7 pm

Friday 9 am – 4.30 pm

Taunton campus LRC

Monday 8.30 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 8.30 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am – 5 pm

Thursday 8.30 am – 5 pm

Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm 

Bridgwater campus HE Study Centre/LRC

Monday 8.15 am – 6.30 pm

Tuesday 8.15 am – 7.30 pm

Wednesday 8.15 am – 7.30 pm

Thursday 8.15 am – 7.30 pm

Friday 8.30 am – 4.45 pm 

Cannington HE Study Centre/LRC

Monday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Tuesday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Thursday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm


Swipe card access 8.00 am - 8.00 pm for HE students and staff.
Holiday opening times may vary, please check with staff.

Existing students registered for the internal Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) can get more information on our Learning Resources Centre and access online resources using Blackboard. To find out more, contact:


Contact us:

Bridgwater/Cannington                                         Taunton

01278 441223                                                     01823 366338

lrcenquiries@btc.ac.uk                                          tauntonlrc@btc.ac.uk