The Centre

The LRC is for students to use as a designated study space, which provides a quiet environment for users to concentrate on academic work. There are four types of spaces for users to choose from - the quiet study area inside the LRC, the balcony, the silent study room or the group study zone outside the LRC.

The space is also utilised by tutors during lesson times, where classes are able to complete group work tasks or students can carry out independent research. As well as being a dedicated academic study area, the LRC is a popular alternative for students to relax in a quiet atmosphere both before and after college or during break and lunch time.

Opening Times

The following hours apply to term time only:
Monday to Thursdays     08.15 - 16.30
Fridays                                08.15 - 16.00


In addition to general support and assistance, the LRC provides a variety of services for students including:
  • Borrowing resources (e.g. books, DVDs, chess/draughts sets, headsets, etc.)*
  • Renewing and reserving resources
  • Access to PCs and Macs
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities
  • Adding money to student print accounts
  • Changing forgotten passwords
  • Informing students of local and national literature events
  • Access to careers information and guidance (including university information and prospectuses)
*The borrower is responsible for any and all resources that they loan from the LRC.

Support and Assistance

The LRC Manager and the LRC team are available to assist students with all aspects of the centre; from finding the best study resources (from the catalogue or online), to helping with PC problems, or helping with issues with printing, scanning or photocopying.

IT Support can be contacted if students have any problems with hardware, particular software packages or any other IT issues relating to the PCs and Apple Macs.

The FE/HE Advisor from Lifework Careers is located in the LRC and is available for students to obtain information, advice and guidance about their careers. For more information, please visit the Lifework Careers page on the college website.