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:


Library Open Day on Paper

Newsletter-2014-06Squeeze it ALL from the Library! – This is the motto of a very special library newsletter.

We had so much to share with our college collegues, that nothing less than a kind of “Library Open Day on Paper” would meet the need.

You can see it for yourself – passion upon passion blended with excitement 🙂

Download it here (PDF)

Who do they think they are?

In celebration of the Six Book Challenge Library staff disguised themselves as their favourite character from a book. Can you tell who we’re supposed to be?


We’re all joining in with the spirit of things by reading six books for the challenge too – see our current choices on the Library notice board.

Many of our students are participating in the challenge and some are already well on their way to six books.

The challenge runs until June so there is still time to join in – just ask us for details. There are small prizes along the way and the chance to win an iPod at the end.

Librarian to attend Polish study visit

The library is celebrating after Systems Librarian Cara Clarke secured a place on a study visit to Poland in May 2012. The focus of the visit is ‘new media in education and professional development of librarians’ and will be based at the renowned Computer Assisted Education and Information Technology Centre in Warsaw.

Cara will be one of fifteen librarians from EU countries attending the week-long visit. It will strengthen college links with external partnerships and improve the knowledge-base of the library team. This is an exciting opportunity to absorb information and share good practice with the aim of providing an improved service to our learners; who knows what new initiatives the library will introduce after the visit!

New! Library at Atherstone site!

On Monday 17 October, a new college library opened at the Atherstone site.

It is staffed during the morning and during the afternoon / evening it operates a self service system. Resources include:

Books on all subjects taught at Atherstone, including Teacher Training, Literacy and Numeracy, Counselling and Travel and Tourism
A selection of general research books
A fiction collection
Library leaflets and guides
Printed copies of the updated Harvard Referencing guide
Information and advice regarding the library’s collection of e-books
A computer for drop-in use
A log-in point for purchasing additional printer credits

Please feel free to use the library for research and study. Students must be members of the college library before they may borrow books, and you may borrow up to 8 books at a time. We appreciate feedback so that we may create a library you find useful and enjoy using; if you think of a way in which the library could better meet your needs please let us know.

Library prize draw winners

The library team thanks those people who took part in the Library survey.  We had over 200 responses.
Congratulations to the lucky winners and gift vouchers are on the way for you to spend:

    Miss Kim Hicklin
    Mr David Noden
    Miss Sajda Amin
    Miss Natasha Khan
    Miss Danielle Wood

We value your opinion and will use your responses to make the library service even better.  Results of the survey will be published here soon.