Current Students

Library services

Our libraries are open

During the summer, Librarians are available on Teams, Library Chat, and email from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you are on campus you can come to the Library and ask for advice in person.

Summer opening hours from Monday 5th July 2021

David Hockney Library

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Trinity Green Library

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Library staff can provide help with:

You can always contact us on, through Teams or through our Library Chat service with any queries. More information on ways to contact us can be found here

For up to date information about the Library Service visit Library News.

Borrowing and returning books

When your books are due back to the library, there are book return boxes either in the reception area of the David Hockney building, in the Library on the 2nd floor of the David Hockney building, or in the Success Centre at Trinity Green. Students can simply post the books they are returning in the boxes.

If you can’t get into College to return your books please contact us on

For students wanting to borrow items from the Library we recommend using our Request  service. You can find available items to request using our online Library Catalogue as well e-books.

Library Online

You can 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 from Library Online at  

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

Find out main library on the second floor of David Hockney Building
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: 21 July 2021

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