Where can I go in college for Independent Study Space?

Students are expected to study independently when they are not timetabled for lessons and activities.  There are three principal drop-in study areas:

Library, Learning Centre (upstairs in the Millennium Block) and P14 (upstairs in the Powell Block by Learning Support).  These areas all have computer facilities and staff available to help.

You can use these spaces at any time. First-Year students will be timetabled for one session each week in one of these areas.  These sessions are compulsory and count towards your attendance – you are asked to sign in and a register will be taken.   You will usually be expected to get on with your own College work, but you may occasionally be required to complete a short study-skills task.

Good behaviour please.  Keep the noise down.  Don’t eat. Drinks with tops only.  The Library has a small Silent Study area where students are asked to BE TOTALLY SILENT.

How do I join the library?

Every student automatically joins the library. Just come in with your College ID Card and ask for a book. If you don't have your card just ask one of the library staff who will help.

Can I get my course textbooks from the Library?

Yes! For most courses you will be provided with a basic textbook that you can keep for the whole year. These will be issued out by the library.

Your lecturers will tell you what course books to collect at the beginning of the year.

For some courses you will need to buy course booklets from Reprographics.

How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow 10 supplemental or recreational books at a time in addition to any Course Books. These books are issued for two weeks. The library also has magazines, reading books and dvds for loan.

Can I do my work in the library?

Of course!   The library is open 8.45am – 7.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am - 4.30pm Friday. It is a quiet study area.  Library staff are always on hand to help.

Where can I find out more about the library?

Once you have a College login you can access the Library pages easily from the Student home page.  Here are some quick links:

http://www.cirencester.ac.uk/library/ and http://oliver.cirencester.ac.uk/oliver/libraryHome.do (Library catalogue)

You are always welcome to drop in and talk to library staff.  They are there to help.

Is the library open in the evening?

The library is open 8.45am – 7.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am - 4.30pm Friday.