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?


World Book Day 2017 – Grab your £1 Voucher In The Library Now!












World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.


Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, we have received £1 book vouchers that we can offer to children and young people who can then take their voucher to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).


Library Last Month – March 2015

Loans across all sites – 2,404

(Nun – 1,520/HC – 577)

  • March 2014 – 1,377

More books, DVDs and equipment were borrowed last month compared to the same month last year.

Active borrowers – 442

  • March 2014 – 574

Fewer students and staff used the library to borrow resources compared to the same month last year.

Reservations – 2

  • March 2014 – 16

Fewer reservations were placed for library items compared to the same month last year.

E-book page views – 5,463

  • March 2014 – 9,889

Decline in e-books use compared to the same month last year.

Most popular e-books:

  • Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems (4th Edition)
  • Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology (3rd Edition)
  • Early Years for Levels 4 & 5 and the Foundation Degree
  • CACHE Level 3 Child Care and Education (2nd Edition)

ClickView users – 41

  • March 2014 – 149

ClickView allows recording of TV programmes, and streams them to classrooms and home on demand.

ClickView titles accessed last month –92 (585 views overall)

  • March 2014 – 90 (466 views overall).

Most popular programmes:

  • 24 hours in police custody: series 01, programme 07
  • Suffragettes forever! Programme 01
  • Cyberbully
  • Inside the human body: programme 02

And more…

  • Cara Clarke – systems Librarian left to go and work at Ulster University last month.
  • We had a successful cake sale and raised £86.55 for Glebe House.
  • Staff made nests using recycled magazines and sold them with chocolates in and raised £10.50 for Glebe House
  • We have purchased new kinder box books.
  • We have had 5 new headphones at Nuneaton and 5 at HC. They were given to us by E-services.



Remembrance Day Poppies

Poppy boxNext Monday (11/11/13) is Remembrance Day. People all over the UK and abroad will fall silent for two minutes to remember those soldiers who have died since the beginning of the First World War. The Nuneaton college library has some poppies available at the help desk. All donations received for these will go to the Royal British Legion.

The Nuneaton campus also has a selection of books, ebooks and DVDs available about the First and Second World wars, titles include: Poetry of the first world war by Dominic Hibberd, Europe At War by Graham Darby, Anne Frank The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank and Otto Frank, The D-Day encyclopedia by David G Chandler, Sophie Scholl (DVD), The First World War A Very Short Introduction(ebook),Paths Of Glory (DVD)and The Great War In Colour (DVD)

Student art show draws crowds

The student art show at the Hinckley campus draws crowds to see works in all kinds of media, forms and appearances, including photography, metalwork, fashion design and musical performances.

It will be open until the end of the week.