Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and Library

We have two excellent student learning spaces, one located upstairs in the new Community Hub on the Whittingham Road site and the second located at Shenstone House, floor 3.

The service offers the following resources:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • Journals – including content accessible online
  • Online subscriptions e.g. Gale databases
  • Library catalogue – search and reserve items
  • PCs (available to pre-book)
  • Macs (Whittingham Road site only)
  • Specialist software e.g. Read and Write
  • Printers/photocopiers
  • Study tables
  • Outside learning area (Whittingham Road site only)

The LRC and Library are staffed during opening hours and we help students in various ways e.g. finding resources, assisting with referencing and connecting to the free College WiFi. The computers can be booked up to 7 days in advance, which helps students to manage their study time. An FAQ page is available on the LRC@the Hub site which includes basic information about using the service and helpful user guides about the resources.

Please view LRC@the Hub for more information including opening hours and contact information or contact library@halesowen.ac.uk

HE learning space

Higher Education learners have their very own, dedicated learning space in The Hub at Whittingham Road. The space is a relaxed facility for those on level 4 programmes and above and offers specialist resource sessions for learners.

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