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Using the Library: Welcome to the Library

A few basics to help new and existing Library users at Bradford College.
Welcome to Bradford College Library Service
We hope you find this guide useful during your time at Bradford College.
Get in touch if you would like any more information about anything to do with using the Library or for details on how we can help you with your studies.
How do I use the library?
Your College ID badge is also your Library card.
To use the Library all you need to do is visit the second floor of the David Hockney building, or the Success Centre at Trinity Green.
You may be asked for your library number or username, this is the number on your College ID.
We are always happy to help
If you have any questions about using any of our services then please get in touch with us.
Library Information Desk are located at both the David Hockney building and Trinity Green campus.
At David Hockney you can find staff to help you from 9.00am everyday, these will be availble until 6.00pm on Monday and Wednesday and 8pm on Tuesday and  Thursday and until 4.30pm on Friday.
You can call the Library Information Desk on : 01274 08 8257
At Trinity Greenyou can find staff to help you from 9.00am everyday, these will be availble until 5.00pm on Monday to  Thursday and until 4.30pm on Friday
You can call the Library Information Desk on : 01274 08 8185.
You can email the library using with any questions you may have.
The above are our term time opening hours, you can find our full opening hours here.
Library subject guides
You can find more about Library support for your subject area by viewing our Library Subject Guides.
These include information on key books and ebooks, journals and databases for your subject, plus links to study skills resources.
You can also find reading lists or recommended reading on these pages.
Library books
Find books from your reading lists using the library catalogue.
Once you have a shelfmark it may also be a good idea to browse the books at the same number. Items covering similar subjects could be shelved near each other and you might find some useful books that may not be on your reading list.
Where can I study
We have a number of areas for study at both the David Hockney building and Trinity Green.
We have bookable study rooms available at the David Hockney building.
There are three rooms on the second floor and six rooms on the fifth floor.
You can book these study rooms by contacting us in person at the David Hockney Library Information Desk, by ringing us on 01274 08 8257, or by emailing
You also can book these up to one week in advance.
Room 2F-29 at the David Hockney Building is our silent study room that you can ask to use at the Library Informaion Desk.
Can I access online material?
As a Bradford College student you have access to a wide range of electronic resources.
These are available to help you find information relating to your studies, from the full text of journals to online books and reports.
Most of our electronic resources are available off campus.
You only require your college username and password to access them.
If you need help using any of our electronic resources then please Contact your Librarian.
Can I get help with Study Skills?
As well as providing course specific materials, we have a large collection of study skills books and resources.
You can find these in the Study Skills Collection which is near the study area on the second floor of the David Hockney building, we also have an online guide for Study Skills.
You can also contact your Academic Liaison librarian for more information on how we can support your needs.