Resources include books, journals & magazines, film and foreign language DVDs, music and audio books. National and local newspapers are also provided. There is an extensive collection of resources and information within Blackboard (our Virtual Learning Environment) with links to online databases, e-Books and websites which will help with research. All students are offered both group and one to one study skills support. New HE students have the opportunity to complete our HEADstart programme (Higher Education Academic Development), which will develop the skills required to confidently succeed at university level studies.
Following the changes to Government guidance for colleges on Monday 4 January, the LRCs at Bridgwater and Taunton campuses remain open only to the students who have registered to study at the campus. The Cannington LRC will remain closed until further notice.
Click & Collect Service
The Click & Collect service for book collections and returns will not be operational at this time. If you have any items on loan, please email us to renew:
Alternatively, use our Live Chat to renew your library items or to speak to librarians regarding any other library-related queries. There will be no fines for overdue items.
Access to Online Resources
The Heritage library catalogue is available 24/7 for accessing e-books, which you can read online or offline by downloading a copy.
To access electronic journal articles and other academic online resources, visit the BTC Libraries page on Blackboard. These resources are available 24/7 with information on Blackboard how to access them off campus.
The library staff will continue to offer group and individual study skills support to students remotely. Please contact your campus librarians to arrange a support session. We offer sessions on effective research skills, avoiding plagiarism, Harvard referencing, academic writing and more.
Digital Book Club
We will continue to run our monthly Digital Book Club as a literacy and wellbeing initiative. It is run via MS Teams; and the code to join has been emailed to all staff and students. Full details about the Book Club are located on the BTC Libraries page on Blackboard.
Keep safe and contact us online if you have any queries!
Please see below a list of opening times for our LRCs. Holiday opening times may vary, please check with staff or contact us:
Thursday 01 April 2021