Current Students

Library services

Our libraries are open

We are here to help you find resources both physically and online to support you during your time at college. We can also help with study skills and referencing. Our main library is on the second floor of David Hockney Building. We also have a second library supporting courses taught at Trinity Green in the Success Centre on the ground floor of Trinity Green.

Staffed Opening Hours

David Hockney Library

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 7.00pm

Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Trinity Green Library

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Online support

Librarians can provide help on Teams, Library Chat, and email:

Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 7.00pm

Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Library staff can provide help with:

  • print and e-books
  • print journals and e-journals
  • online databases
  • other online resources such as Study Skills
  • booking a study room
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism

You can contact us on askalibrarian@bradfordcollege.ac.uk, through Teams or through our Library Chat service with any queries. More information on ways to contact us can be found here: library.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/contactus. For up to date information about the Library Service visit Library News.

Borrowing and returning books

You can find all our books, ebooks and other items in the Library using our online Library Catalogue.

You can borrow up to twenty books at a time using our self-service machines, we have three of these in the Library on the 2nd floor of the David Hockney building, or in the Success Centre at Trinity Green. Most books are borrowed for periods of two weeks though we run an automatic renewal system that means if no else requests a book it automatically renews up to twenty times, a week before it is due.

We will send you an email when you need to return a book, though this is an automated system and we also recommend you check your account using the Library Catalogue.

When you need to return your books, you can the book box in the reception area of the David Hockney building or the self-service machines in our Libraries.

If you can’t get into College to return your books please contact us on askalibrarian@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Library Online

Use Library Online to find information, contact details and links to resources.

We have a large collection of e-books, electronic journals and specialist databases to support your studies, available at library.bradfordcollege.ac.uk 

Our pages are organised by subject so you can easily find the materials that you need.

We have two libraries which you can use as a Bradford College student. One is on the second floor of the David Hockney Building (pictured above), and one is in the Success Centre on the ground floor of Trinity Green.

Contact us

Library staff are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:

Speak to a subject librarian

Need help with your assignment?

Why not book a slot with one of our Academic Liaison Librarians? You can find their details on Library Online.

Academic Liaison Librarians can help you find a book or article, access an electronic resource, or learn how to reference correctly. You can book a session by email, telephone, in person, or via Microsoft Teams


Library Services Customer Charter

We will work to ensure that all our customers can benefit from the Library’s collections, services and expertise, by improving access and creating a welcoming environment, both onsite and online.

You can expect:

  • excellent customer service from a friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • equality of access to our services, resources and facilities
  • a quality learning environment, conducive to study and research
  • relevant, current and high-quality printed and electronic resources to support your study and research
  • a professional enquiry service to help you use the library effectively
  • your comments and complaints to be dealt with promptly and in confidence
  • your feedback and ideas to be used to develop and review our services

We expect you to:

  • make the most of the library resources and services
  • give us feedback about the service so we can continually improve
  • show consideration to other library users and staff
  • take responsibility for items that you borrow or use in the library

The Library is committed to providing high-quality customer service in partnership with our library users.

For more information please visit our Customer Service pages on Library Online.

Last updated: 05 November 2021

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