Use the library catalogue to check what we have in stock, whether it is available or on loan, or available as an e-Book, and to reserve and renew items.
Hockney Library books are shelved using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Check the library catalogue, or see our chart for classmarks for Hospitality Management, Travel, Geography, General Management and General Marketing.
Recent copies of journals and magazines are in the journals area near the IT help desk, and Study Skills books for help with academic writing, reading and note-taking, and PDP are also available.
Some books are shelved in Hockney Stack. If you see that your books are at this location, find a member of library staff who will collect the book for you. This is because we are unable to shelve all the library books upstairs in the main library.
Most books can be taken out for 2 weeks. There are Self-Issue machines in the Library where you can borrow and return your books.
Reference books cannot be taken out of the Library. These are shelved with the lending books, so look out for the Reference sticker on the spine.
If we don't have the book you need on the shelf, check the library catalogue. If it is out, you can usually reserve it so that when it is returned, it is kept for you to collect. Please note that we will let you know when your book has been put aside for you by emailing your college email account. You may find that the book is in the Hockney Stack. If this is the case, just ask a member of library staff and we will collect it for you. If we don't have the book or journal article at all, we may be able to request it for you from another library. Click on the tab for Inter-Library loans to get more information.
You can borrow most items for 2 weeks.
Email reminders about your library use are automatically sent to your College email account. To access your College email account go to the Student Portal. You will receive an email confirmation when you borrow an item, and you will receive an email confirmation when an item is due for return. PLEASE NOTE: if an item cannot be automatically renewed you will receive an email reminder telling you the item and date it must be returned by. If you do not return an item you will receive email reminders on the due date, 7 days after due date, 14 days after due date, and 28 days after due date.
If you do not wish to regularly check your College email account it is vital that you set up a forwarding rule from your College email account, so that any emails received will be sent to an email address of your choice. To find out how to do this, click here.
You can check the items that you have on loan on the 'My Account' tab at the top of the Library Catalogue.
We have a growing number of electronic books available. E-books can be accessed 24/7 from outside College.
Find the book you need by using the Library Catalogue. You may also see links to eBooks in this Moodle course - click on the title of your topic to see a selected reading list. You may also find links to eBooks on your course pages, or other library pages.
Just enter your usual College (Moodle) login when asked for a password.
You can print from eBooks but only a limited amount of pages. This is to comply with copyright law.
Please get in touch if you have any difficulties in using eBooks.
I need some Statistics...
Search our new database IBIS World to find industry information and reports on all Hospitality and Tourism industries such as hotels, airports, and food service.
We also take the Compendium of Tourism Statistics: this is published annually so is very up-to-date. This can't be taken from the library but you can read or photocopy the relevant pages.
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