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
We operate the Click & Collect service for book collections. The service is available via the Heritage library catalogue. Books can be returned to the LRCs or drop-off boxes at reception, or by handing them in to the campus reception staff
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 run a Digital Book Club as a literacy and wellbeing initiative. It is run once a month via MS Teams. Full details about the Book Club are located on the BTC Libraries page on Blackboard.
Bridgwater and Cannington Campuses
Please see below a list of opening times for our LRCs. Holiday opening times may vary, please check with staff or contact us:
You can also contact us via Microsoft Teams and Live Chat. The Live Chat is monitored Monday to Friday 9am – 4.30pm (closed for lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm). Please note that this service is operational during term-time only.