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Leicester College Libraries

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For at least the first term, practice in the college Libraries will be different.  Staff and students will need to book study time in the Library in advance.  There are three ways to do this: use MyPC software on the Moodle home page and the e-Library home page; email: libraries@leicestercollege.ac.uk; phone the site Library. Staff and students will not be able to browse the Library shelves for resources.  Instead the Library will offer a ‘click and collect’ service to enable resources to be borrowed. Information about the Library and how to use each Library site can be found in the online Library induction on the e-Library page on Moodle from September.

The Library at Leicester College is here to support all students with their learning and study.
The service offers a wide variety of resources including:

  • Study space – both for group work and quiet individual study, and dedicated areas for HE students
  • PCs and laptops which can be booked in advance, and support with using them (including DigiFIT, a tailored programme of self-study IT skills for those not confident in using PCs)
  • Course textbooks and journals in both print and electronic versions
  • Reading for leisure, including fiction, graphic novels, lifestyle and hobby books
  • Reading and quiet space for wellbeing and mental health
  • A dedicated e-Library on the College’s VLE Moodle, that hosts all of the Library’s e-books, e-journals and databases as well as information to support study
  • Loans can be renewed, resources researched and reserved through the Library online catalogue
  • DVDs and music CDs free to borrow
  • MFDs for copying, printing and scanning

Students can borrow resources from any of the three main campus libraries using their student ID card. Outreach students can visit the libraries or come along to any of the scheduled pop-up libraries at the City Skills Centre, Ross Walk and Highfields – ask at the receptions for details.

Abbey Park Library (Block A, floor 2)

  • Monday – Tuesday: 8.30 – 7.30
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 8.30 – 5
  • Friday: 8.30 – 4.30

Freemen’s Park Library (Block A, ground floor)

  • Monday – Tuesday: 8.30 – 5
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 8.30 – 7.30
  • Friday: 8.30 – 4.30

St. Margaret’s Library (first floor)

  • Monday – Tuesday: 8.30 – 5
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 8.30 – 7
  • Friday: 8.30 – 4.30

Please note that all libraries open Monday – Friday 9-4.30 during the holidays

Students can email the Library libraries@leicestercollege.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @LibrariesLC