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!


It’s St.Patrick’s Day on Saturday!

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba.

To celebrate we’ve had a trawl through our stock and found some gems for your perusal, whether it’s traditional Irish cooking, a good movie, travelling to the golden isle or indulging in its literature, there’s a whole host of resources to indulge in! (just click on the links to access our catalogue)


Real Irish Food: 150 classic recipes from the old country [E-book] by David BOWERS
Published by Skyhorse Pub. (2012)

Traditional Irish Cooking; the fare of Old Ireland and its history [E-book] by G. GRAVETTE and Debbie COOK
Published by Garnet Pub. (2008)


Ireland 9th ed. [Book] by David DAVENPORTCatherine LE NEVEZEtain O’CARROLL ET AL
Published by Lonely Planet (2010)

Dublin 9th ed. [Book] by Fionn DAVENPORT
Published by Lonely Planet (2013)


The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature [Book] by Robert WELCH (ed) and Bruce STEWART (ed)
Published by Clarendon Press (1996)


The Complete Dramatic Works [Book] by Samuel BECKETT
Published by Faber & Faber (1990)


The Yeats Reader: a portable compendium of poetry, drama and prose rev ed. [Book] by William Butler YEATS and Richard FINNERAN (ed)
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2002)




My Left Foot (1989) Directed by Jim SHERIDAN
A biographical drama film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally and Fiona Shaw. It tells the story of Christy Brown (Day-Lewis), an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot. Brown grew up in a poor working-class family, and became a writer and artist.


The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) Directed by Ken LOACH
Starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, William Ruane, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald. Set in Cork, Ireland in 1920, Damien abandons a career as a doctor after seeing a friend of his murdered by a British soldier and joins his brother Teddy in an Irish Republican Army unit in order to defeat the occupying British force. After a violent struggle, the two sides agree a treaty to end the conflict. However, civil war erupts and families and friendships are stretched to the limit and Damien and Teddy find themselves on opposing sides as Damien views the treaty as a sell-out that fails to bring all of Ireland under Irish control.

Streamed Video

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WILDE
BBC 2 (2001)
Comedy. Set in 1890s England, a comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends (Rupert Everett and Colin Firth) use the same alias for their own ends.

Find much much more Irish-related content more here!


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?

Search For E-Books On Moodle

e-book-moodle-searchHooray! Searching for E-books just got easier. You can now search from your course sections on Moodle.

Simply look down the side column for the E-book search box; type in the title, author or subject you want to find. Click enter. You will then be taken to the Library catalogue showing the results of your search.


Contact Library staff if you need any help.


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.


Ebsco ebooks – access from home

 All about college ebooks To access college ebooks hosted on Ebsco:

  • Find the ebook you are interested in on the library catalogue
  • Click on the Read me… button


To view Ebsco ebooks off-site, you will need to follow the steps outlined below


  • Click Shibboleth Login
  • In the dropdown menu select UK Higher Education


  • Choose North Warwickshire & Hinckley College (Shibboleth) from the list
  • 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.

VLeBooks – access from home

All about college ebooks

To access college ebooks hosted on VLEbooks:

  1. Find the ebook you are interested in on the library catalogue
  2. Click on the Read me… button
  3. Select Shibboleth login


  1. Select North Warwickshire and Hinckley College


  1. Create an account if you are accessing VLEbooks for the first time; otherwise you already should see the book you’ve selected.


  1. If you are accessing ebooks from home or anywhere else outside the college, you will also be asked to enter your college login.


You can either read ebooks on screen or download to your tablet or smartphone (handy if you are planning working with the book over several days). To download, you will need an ebook reader app (often already installed on devices; if not, get a free VLeBooks app from App Store or Google Play Store) registered with a free Adobe ID. Then:

  • Click Download
  • Choose for how long you would like to keep the ebook on your device
  • A link Click here to download will be generated; click on it
  • Choose an ebook reader app you would like to use for reading the ebook.

Something doesn’t work? Contact the library.

MyiLibrary ebooks – access from home

 All about college ebooks

To access college ebooks hosted on MyiLibrary:

  • Find the ebook you are interested in on the library catalogue
  • Click on the Read me… button


To view MyiLibrary ebooks off-site, you will need to follow the steps outlined below

  • Click View all institutions and select North Warwickshire and Hinckley College from the list


  • 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.

E-book bonanza!

Essential anatomy for dummiesNWHC library has enabled access to a number of new e-books:

Marx: beginners’ guide by Andrew Collier
Teach yourself Marx: the key ideas by Gill Hands
Marx dictionary by Ian Fraser
Understanding Marx by Gill Hands
British Qualifications 2013
Personal development all-in-one by Gillian Burn
Anatomy essentials for dummies by Maggie Norris

The college library has an ever-growing number of e-books in all subject areas. Why not use Heritage Online to find ones which could help your studies? For more information on using e-books, click here.