Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Libraries at Nuneaton, Hinckley & Wigston have displays of useful resources such as books, e-books and DVDs as well as really helpful printable downloads offering advice on subjects such as stress, healthy diets, family, exercise, drinking and mindfulness.

You can have a read for yourself at:

In addition, there is an iPad at Nuneaton with the ‘Stop, Breathe & Think’ app downloaded on it so you can try it out for yourself!

More info can be found at:































An extra-special big ‘Thank You’ to our work experience learner, Molly who co-designed our Hinckley display, really well done, we’re impressed!


Nuneaton Library Closed 8:45am-1pm on Staff Development Day

Please note that due to a team meeting, Nuneaton Campus Library will be closed between 8:45am-1pm on Monday 8 January (Staff Development Day)

Nuneaton Library Christmas Gift Tree – Grab yourself a recycled bauble in aid of Glebe House!

The Christmas Gift Tree is now officially up at Nuneaton Campus!

For those of you that missed this last year and are curious to know what it is all about; The Christmas Gift Tree is decorated entirely with paper baubles made from old recycled books; each bauble has a grocery item printed on it and participants are asked to take a bauble of their choice for their own tree and in exchange place the appropriate grocery item in the hamper under the tree.

The hamper is then sent to Glebe House, which is based on the Nuneaton Campus site.

Glebe House is a unique facility that offers students a range of services that include support for young carers and parents, confidential appointments with a range of external specialist agencies, washing and laundry facilities plus much more.

You can find out more about Glebe House at:


We’ve been hard at work expanding our Subject Guides section on our website to now include over 40+ tailor-made pages that cover everything from Animation to Child Care, Drama to Mathematics, Media Studies to Public Services and much more!

On each page you’ll find lists of subject-relevant books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, streamed video (on our media player, ClickView), external websites and links to extremely useful study help sites.


Hopefully you’ll find everything you need, however if we have missed out a subject or a particular excellent website, please feel free to contact us and we’ll include it in our ever-expanding list, it’s an organic thing!

Why not take a look for yourself and discover something new?

Exam Revision Tips

Exams will soon be upon us. Don’t panic! Revise as often as you can, and just try your best on the day. We have lots of exam resources to help you prepare.

Here’s some tips for exam revision.

1- Give yourself plenty of time to study everything you need to. Don’t wait until the last minute to get started.

2- Don’t cram too much revision in at one time. Take regular breaks whilst you are studying.

3- Set up a regular study group with classmates.

4- Practice on past exam papers.

5- Study somewhere quiet (with as few distractions as possible.)

6- Make sure you let your tutor know if you are struggling with any subjects.

7- Borrow exam resources from the Library to help you practice.

MyCirqa App

mycirqa-2APPy New Year! Library reveals shiny new toy!

What is it?

It’s a reader app available for iPhone and Android phones.

What does it do?

It lets you see, at a glance your College Library loans; overdues, charges, reservations and items ready for collection. You can also renew your loans should you wish.

There is a link directing you to the Library catalogue, where you can search for resources, go directly to e-books or ClickView videos, and reserve items to pick up later.

How do I get it?

Go to where you normally get your apps and search for MyCirqa.

Once you have downloaded the app, it will ask for your Library – start typing North Warwickshire, and the full name will appear; tap Go and put in your username and password.

Your username is your College ID number; your password is your date of birth using six digits, e.g. 1st October 1999 becomes 011099.

You will see the screen shown above; tap the coloured squares to go to that function, or tap the three bars in the top right to log out or to go to the Library catalogue.

Christmas Hamper & Money For Glebe House



















Once again you have all been very generous. We have put together a Christmas food hamper and raised money for Glebe House.  This is a fantastic facility offering support to our students.

We have raised £62.03p; some of this was from sales of our handmade festive decorations and some was from donations to our book exchange.

Our Gift Tree was once again a big success. People could take handmade baubles from the tree and in return donate the item printed on it (biscuits, chocolate etc) to the hamper.

Many thanks for your generosity and support.

The Library team wish all students and staff a very Merry Christmas.



Library Christmas Tree & Gifts

library-christmas-tree-finishedOur Christmas tree is one with a difference. On it you will find handmade baubles, these are made from damaged or out of date books; on the bauble you will see something written(food items or toiletries)simply take a bauble for your own tree and leave the item in the hamper under the tree.

The hamper is for the students who use Glebe House at our Nuneaton campus. Help make Christmas special for these students and get a unique bauble for your own tree.


We are also selling handmade decorations and mini Christmas trees. The trees are £3.00 each. The other decorations are 50p each. All money received goes to Glebe House.


Please speak to staff if you want to buy something. Merry Christmas.  🙂




Reading Ahead 2016/17

reading-ahead-displayThere is still time to take part in the Reading Ahead Challenge. The aim is to get you to read six things, this doesn’t just have to be books, it could be magazines, or even newspaper articles.  You will get a reading diary, and will need to write a review of what you have read as you go along.

This is a fun way to encourage reading, it’s also beneficial for those who don’t get enough reading time.

When you’ve completed your diary, you will get a certificate. There are also prizes along the way! You can sign up now to take the challenge in the Nuneaton campus Library.

We only have 10 places left, so if you are interested come and see us in the Nuneaton campus Library.

We hope those currently undertaking the challenge enjoy doing so.

Click here to see our complete Fiction list. We also have a Quick Read section, these are a collection of shorter stories.