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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 the Library

Welcome to Bradford College Library
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.

Finding and borrowing books

Find books from your reading lists by using the Library Catalogue. You can also browse the catalogue by entering keywords that best describe your subject. You can sort your results by relevance, or list the most recent publications first.

Once you have found your book and noted down the title, location and shelfmark, you can find the book on the shelves in the Library, look for the signs showing you what shelfmarks are where in the Library. If you can't find what you are looking for or it says the item is in the stack ask at the Information Desk.

If you don't know the exact book you would like to borrow, just ask at the Information Desk.

Please Note:  You will need to have your College ID Card to borrow books from the Library.

Where can I study?

We have areas for quiet study in the library. You can also book single and group study rooms at the Library Information Desk, or call 01274 088257. You also can book these up to one week in advance. Rooms can be booked for up to 2 hours.

What else is available?

As a student at Bradford College you have access to a wide range of electronic resources 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 will need your college username and password to access them.
If you need help using any of our electronic resources then please Contact your Librarian.

How do I use the library?

Your College ID card is also your Library card.
As you need your College card to come in to the building all you need to do is visit the Library on the 2nd Floor of the David Hockney Building.
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You may be asked for your Student number, this can be found above the barcode on the left of the College ID card.

We are always happy to help

If you have any questions about using any of our services then please get in touch with us.
The Library Information Desk is on the 2nd Floor of the David Hockney Building.
This is staffed Monday to Thursday from 9.00am until 7.00pm and Friday 9.00am until 5.00pm. during term time.
You can email

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. 

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 floor 2. 
Click here to view our Study Skills pages.
You can also contact your Academic Liaison librarian for more information on how we can support your needs.

Library Services
(01274) 08 8257
Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY.
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