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?


Mental Health Awareness Week 8th-14th May 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. In Britain the most common mental health conditions are depression and anxiety.

We have a wide range of resources focusing on Mental Health conditions. Below are just a few of the available resources. Click here for our full list.

Mental Illness by Cara Acred

Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health (2nd edition) by Alan and Vicky Cornwell

Anxiety and Stress by Cara Acred

Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (ClickView Video, available to watch on and off campus.)

Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals by Tony Attwood

Dealing With Mental Illness by Craig Donnellan

A World of Pain: Meera Syal on self harm (DVD)


We also have the Sorted! Collection, this is a series of books focusing on a range of conditions and issues such as Depression, OCD and Bereavement. These books offer help and advice on dealing with these conditions. They are useful for all age groups and can be borrowed by both students and staff.

Please speak to college counselors, friends, colleagues or tutors if you are struggling with anything. Talking to someone else can help.


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.

Fantastic E-resources are just a mouse click away


The Library offers so much more than just books. Through us you can access E-books, streamed videos, magazine/journal archives and interactive videos and tutorials.

E-books are handy, especially if all the physical copies are out on loan. Browse our E-book collection to see what’s available for your course. Access the complete E-book collection here.

ClickView Online really is a treasure. Access recorded TV content and request programmes to be added to our College ClickView Library. Add video clips into Moodle and Powerpoint presentations, create interactive videos and presentations. Never used this? Need a demo? Pop in and see us!

Vogue Archive is a must for Fashion students and staff. Access the complete archive of American Vogue. Access through the library webpage under E-resources.

Check out our range of online archives here.

No password is needed to access in college. For off-campus access you will be asked to type in your normal college login details.

Any questions or problems? Email us – , phone us on extension 3263(Nuneaton),3405(Hinckley) or 7568(SLC) or pop in and see us. We are happy to help.


Maths and English

English 2 ScannedGot your Maths and English exams coming up? The Library has a wide selection of Maths and English resources available for you to borrow.

We also have past exam papers for you to practice with, please speak to Library staff if you would like to work through some.

To see our full range of Maths resources click here

To see our full range of English resources click here

Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks, they may be renewed three times unless they’ve been reserved by someone else.





Reserving Items Online

How to reserve Library items online

1 – Go to the Library catalogue and login with your student/staff ID.

2- Type in the title of what you wish to reserve in the search bar.

3- Click on the item you wish to reserve. At the bottom of it’s individual page (as shown below) you will see a reserve button simply click on it .

reserve 1

4-  The screen below will then appear. Tick the box next to which site you wish to collect your reserved items from and then click ok.

Reserve 2

5- You will then see the screen below telling you your reservation has been placed. Click continue to return to your account.

Reserve 6

6- If at a later stage you wish to cancel your reservation simply click on your name, click on the reserved button, tick the box next to the reserved item you wish to cancel (as shown below) and click cancel. The reservation will then be cancelled and will no longer show on your account.

Reserve 5

If you have any problems please come and see Library staff, contact the Library on 02476 243 263 or email us at (Library opening hours only).



National Libraries Day – Saturday 7 February 2015!

Love Libraries? Show it

National Libraries Day will hit Britain on Saturday 7 February 2015, with the message that we love our library and information services and the professionals behind them.

With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, Saturday 7 February will round off a week of special celebrations held in local, public, academic and workplace libraries up and down the country. It is a chance for people to organise a local event or visit their library and interact with the vital work carried out by their library and information professionals, reminding decision-makers that our libraries and librarians are valued.

The National Libraries Day campaign is designed to say a national thank-you for the unique contribution made by library and information professionals and their institutions to personal and professional prosperity; from sparking a lifelong love of books and reading, to accelerating literacy and learning and connecting workers with the different kinds of information they need in their workplace; providing a home for social relationships and inclusiveness and a safe place for any member of the community to gain help and essential access to information and the internet.

For National Libraries Day 2014, thousands of people took part in over 600 events in libraries across the country, including author visits and performances, with highlights from a mad hatter’s tea party in Chester, to a 1940s dance in Bournemouth, to a Harry Potter themed event in London and stories and songs in Glasgow. The first National Libraries Day ambassador, author Lesley Pearce, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV to talk about the campaign.

Join in by visiting, organising an event, contributing to our forums, following @NatLibrariesDay on twitter, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local Library.

More information on local Libraries can be found at the following links:

(Taken from National Libraries Day website)

MediaHub – access from home

To access MediaHub:

  • Click on the link above or on the previous page
  • To access, select Login – Search and download via UK Federation


  • Start to type North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and a Sign In box will appear below


  • Click Sign In
  • A login page will then appear on screen. Use your college login details – the number on your college card and your password.


Still confused? Contact the library.