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Distance Learners: The Library

Using the David Hockney Library


Anyone who is a registered student of the college can use the Library and all of our print and other resources.

So, if you live nearby, or come to Bradford regularly you may want to consider visiting the Library.

You will need to bring your student card to enter the building. So if you have not been given a card and would like one, contact your tutor or college registrations.

The Library in housed within the David Hockney Building, which is the main college building in Bradford.

This is on Great Horton Road, just 10 -15 minutes walk from either Bradford Interchange the main train and bus station or Bradford Foster Square train station.

Click here for directions on how to get here.

Books and DVDs


The Library has a collection of nearly 70,000 books covering all the subjects that are taught at College, as well as a reading collection of books that can be read for pleasure. These books can be found using the online Library catalogue, you can use this to search for a book by it's title, author or subject.

The books are arranged in the Library using Dewey Decimal Classification. This is a number sequence from 000-999, with each subject having it own number, so all the book on the same subject should be near each other


The Library also has a collection of DVDs that you can borrow.

These can mostly be found in the film collection.

Borrowing Items

As a member of College you are allowed to borrow books from the Library using our self-service kiosks. You can borrow up to twenty books at a time, with most books having an initial return date of two weeks later.

We operate an auto renewals system that means a week before the items are due back if no-one else has requested the item it renews for another two weeks. This will happen up to twenty times.

We will send you a message to your College email about a week before an item is due back. If you do not bring an item back requested we do charge fines of 50p per day as the most likely reason for an item not to be renewed is that it is needed by a another student

The Library offers a scheme for students on Distance Learning courses who want to borrow books but are worried that the two week loan period might mean they are unlikely to be able to return the book when requested.

The scheme allows the students who join it to borrow books to the end of the current term rather than for the standard two weeks. Though because of this they are only allowed to borrow ten items rather than twenty and they will only automatically renew three times instead of twenty.

If you wish to join the scheme please ask to see your subject Librarian, when you are in the Library.

Whilst the Government mandated lockdown is in place, the Library is using a Request and Receive service.

Using the catalogue you can put a request in for a book and the Library will post it out to you.

To find out more about the service click here.


Print Journals in the Library

We have around 150 print journals in the library.  They are all reference only and cover lots of subject areas.

Here are some of the titles in stock;

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