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:
- Books, periodicals, theses, DVDs and CDs
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
- Accessibility facilities eg. hearing loops, a text enlarger and specialist software
- Staff to support teaching and learning
- Electronic resources eg eBooks, databases, eJournals, e-newspapers
- IT/computer equipment with internet access
- Scanning, copying, printing, laminating and binding services
- Electronic equipment for hire eg laptops, cameras, camcorders
- Stationery and art materials for sale
- Study areas
- Group work areas
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.
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:
01278 441223 01823 366338