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The Learning Resource Centres (LRC) offer the following:

Technology

  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Cameras
  • Headphones

Inclusion

  • Support to enable all users
  • Autism friendly
  • Reading groups
  • Dyslexia friendly
  • Spoken word resources

Resources

  • Books
  • eBooks
  • Access to Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers

Team

  • Library support
  • Workshops
  • Subject link advisors
  • Librarians

Collaborate

  • Group teaching areas
  • Group study tables
  • Group PC areas
  • Supported coursework sessions

Independent Learning

  • Single study tables
  • PC bookings
  • Silent study zone
  • Quiet study zones

Catalogue

Access our full in-house and online catalogue.

Liberty

  • Log-in using student account
  • Search all library resources
  • Locate with library maps
  • Loan up to 6 books and 7 other resources
  • View/renew current loans
  • Reference resources available for use in the LRC only
  • Book collection service (available out of LRC hours)

Dawsonera

  • Direct access to eBook collection
  • Browse full digital library
  • Read online
  • Download resources
  • Multi-users, remote access 24/7
  • Log in cards available from the LRC

Expectations

What you can expect of us:

  • subject link advisor support
  • a range of resources to support your independent learning
  • an inclusive environment
  • flexible study spaces for independent and group work

What we expect of you:

  • maintain a quiet, respectful working environment
  • always consider other LRC users
  • ensure phones are kept on silent
  • only consume bottled drinks
  • dispose of all litter in bins
  • Keep all valuable items with you

Resources | Who can book?

To book any of the below resources click here

PCs

  • Students and staff
  • 1 hour intervals

iPads

  • Staff
  • LRC use only
  • 1 hour intervals

Workshops

  • Staff
  • Referencing
  • Research
  • Student LRC support

Cameras

  • Staff
  • Flexible booking lengths
  • On and off campus use

Group Teaching Area

  • Staff
  • 1 hour intervals
  • Bookable

MildMay Room

  • Staff
  • 1 hour intervals
  • LRC support available

Group & Individual Tables

  • Student and staff
  • 1 hour intervals
  • Group and independent learning spaces
  • Silent/quiet/group zones available

Careers/Interview Room

  • Staff
  • Princes Road campus
  • Varying time slots available

Book Collection

  • Out of hours service for all
  • Submit book request list
  • Collect from LRC counter or Reception
  • Return to LRC or Reception

Extended Learning

Your Library

What can I do?

  • Borrow books
  • Borrow DVD's
  • Book a computer
  • Borrow headphones
  • Buy stationery

Reading Groups

What will I do in my Reading Group?

  • Choose a book to read
  • Look at a newspaper or magazine
  • Try a reading or writing activity
  • Listen to stories on an iPad
  • Earn certificates

Online Activities

Information for Parents/Carers

Reading Groups are a weekly opportunity for students to participate in structured reading activities. A range of resources are available and students are encouraged to earn certificates for participation and effort.

Useful websites

Essex Libraries

ASCEL

ICE (Inclusive Communication Essex)


Course Enquiries

Call 01245 265611

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