New Books Available

Some new books are now available at the Hinckley and Nuneaton campus libraries.


Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

Metric Pattern Cutting For Women’s Wear 6th edition by Winifred Aldrich

Master Shots 2nd edition by Christopher Kenworthy

Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: modern photography explained by Jackie Higgins

The Future Of The Image by Jacques Ranciere

Interaction Of Color: 50th Anniversary edition by Josef Albers

Alternative Photography Processes: crafting handmade images by Brady Wilks

Pattern Cutting For Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear by Ann Haggar

Pattern Cutting For Women’s Tailored Jackets: classic and contemporary by Winifred Aldrich

Brilliant Writing Tips For Students by Julia Copus

Illustration Now! Portraits Edited by Julius Wiedemann

Marketing Strategy For The Creative And Cultural Industries by Bonita M. Kolb

Sport Consumer Behaviour : marketing strategies by Daniel C. Funk, Kostas Alexandris and Heath McDonald

Human Resource Management At Work 6th edition by Mick Marchington, Adrian Wilkinson, Rory Donnelly and Anastasia Kynighou

Classroom Tales: using storytelling to build emotional, social and academic skills across the primary curriculum by Jennifer M. Fox Eades

An Introduction To Human Resource Management 3rd edition by Nick Wilton

Studying Human Resource Management 2nd edition edited by Stephen Taylor and Carol Woodhams

Management and Organisational Behaviour by 11th edition by Laurie J. Mullins with Gill Christy



International Women’s Day – 8th March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of women around the world. The Library has plenty of novels(fiction and non fiction) and films written and directed by women. We also have film adaptations, books and documentaries about some of them too. Come in and have a browse.

Fiction may be borrowed for three weeks and DVDs for one week. You can renew your items three times, unless they’ve been reserved by someone else.

Here are just a few of the female authors and directors available; give their names a click to see which of their titles we have available in the Library.

Jane Austen

Helen Fielding

Kathryn Bigalow

Daphne Du Maurier

Louisa May Alcott

Malala Yousafzai

J.K. Rowling

Virginia Andrews

Enid Blyton

Diana Gabaldon

The Bronte Sisters

Dodie Smith

Stephanie Meyer

Anne Fontaine

Sharon Maguire

George Eliot







New DVDs Available

miss-peregrines-home-dvd-scannedSome new DVDs are now available from the Nuneaton campus Library.

The Magnificent Seven – A town hires seven outlaws to help protect them. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

Inferno – Robert Langdon(Tom Hanks)wakes up in an Italian hospital and finds himself the target of a manhunt. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones

Deepwater Horizon – Film about the real life Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.

Bridget Jones’s Baby – Bridget discovers she is pregnant, but who is the father? Mark Darcy or Jack? Directed by Sharon Maguire. Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Children with extraordinary powers must fight to save their world. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Eva Green.


DVDs may be borrowed for one week. You can renew them three times, unless they have been reserved by someone else.

New Books Available

Some new books are now available to borrow from the Library.




Leading In Early Childhood by Geraldine Davis and Gemma Ryder

Once Upon A Time: A Short History of the Fairytale by Maria Warner

Contemporary Childhood by Sean MacBlain, Jill Dunn and Ian Luke

The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault

Weber: A Short Introduction by Gianfranco Poggi

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairytales by Bruno Bettelheim

Learning Theories In Childhood 2nd edition by Colette Gray and Sean MacBlain

Influenza and Public Health: Learning From Past Pandemics Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick and Susan Craddock

Research Methods For Nurses and Midwives: Theory and Practice by Merryl Harvey and Lucy Land

Encouraging Physical Development Through Movement-Play by Carol Archer and Iram Sira

Early Years Placements: A Critical Guide To Outstanding Work-Based Learning by Jackie Musgrave and Nicola Stobbs

The Child In Society by Hazel R. Wright

Childhood In Society For The Early Years 3rd edition by Rory McDowall Clark


Human Resource Management: In Organisations 2nd edition by Izabela Robinson

My Name Is Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


Books can be borrowed for up to three weeks. You can renew loans three times, unless they have been reserved by someone else.


Introducing James Patterson’s Bookshots

james-patterson-book-shotsThe Library has just bought several books from this new collection.

The books are quick reads, covering a range of genres; many of the stories are written by James Patterson himself. These literally only take a few hours to read; ideal for a bus or train trip, and for encouraging reading among less confident readers.

Are you taking part in The Reading Ahead challenge? Pick up some of these books to read for that.

Click here to see a full list of available titles.

Come and pick one up today, and spread the word! Happy reading!

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).


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.

New Books Available

develop-your-presentation-skills-scannedSome new books are now available to borrow.

Develop You Leadership Skills 3rd edition by John Adair

Develop Your Presentation Skills 3rd edition by Theo Theobald

Community Profiling: A Practical Guide 2nd edition by Murray Hawtin and Janie Percy-Smith

Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State by Judith Walkowitz

Dangerous Sexualities: Medico-Moral Politics in England Since 1830 2nd edition by Frank Mort

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections: Thriving Children, Confident Staff by Julian Grenier


Books may be borrowed for up to three weeks. You can renew them three times, unless they have been reserved by someone else.



New DVDs Available

new-nuneaton-dvdsWe have some new DVDs available at the Nuneaton campus Library.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist search for a missing girl. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev.

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Lisbeth is charged with murder. Mikael tries to prove her innocence and expose a political cover up. Directed by Daniel Alfredson.

Hell or High Water – A Texas Ranger(Jeff Bridges) pursues two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster)who are robbing banks. Directed by David Mackenzie.

Jason Bourne – Jason Bourne(Matt Damon)is once again on the run. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

The Purge: Election Year -Leo Barnes(Frank Grillo)must protect presidential candidate Charlie Roan(Elizabeth Mitchell)on purge night. Directed by James De Monaco.

Burn After Reading – Spy comedy. Starring George Clooney,Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt and John Malkovich.Directed by the Coen Brothers.

Nine Lives – A billionaire(Kevin Spacey)gets turned into a cat. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Mechanic: Resurrection -Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete a list of assassinations. Starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Michelle Yeoh and Tommy lee Jones. Directed by Dennis Gansel.

DVDs may be borrowed for one week. You can renew them up to three times, unless they have been reserved by someone else.