About Library Services

More than just books, the library supports learning and research by providing a wide range of services to all students on the second floor of the David Hockney Building and through 24/7 access to online resources. For more information on the services and facilities available, please visit the Library Services web pages on the College website or come and visit the David Hockney Building. 

We provide a 'Library where you learn' mobile service to the University Centre's Lister Building and Advanced Technology Centre, with free access also available to the main Library in the David Hockney Building. We also offer a term-time library at our Trinity Green campus.

Opening hours (term time)

The Library, David Hockney Building
Monday to Thursday       8am to 8pm
Friday 8am to 5pm
Trinity Green Library (term time only)
Monday to Friday10am to 4pm

Library opening hours: Holidays 

Library opening times may occasionally vary and are posted on the Library Services web page.

Borrower number and Personal Identification Number

Your College ID card is your library card and your borrower number is printed on the front of your ID card. You need a PIN number to access your library account and use the self-issue machines. Your PIN should be the year you were born.
Girl reading a book in the library.

Electronic resources

As a student at Bradford College you have access to a wide range of electronic resources, from databases which can help you find information relating to your assignment or research, to the full text of journals and books online. Most of our electronic resources are available off campus. You will need your college username and password to access them off campus. 

Printing services

Printers are found in every college building and on every floor. Most are colour printers. There is a charge for printing on campus which depends on whether you are printing in colour or black and white.

Information about pricing, changing printer settings such as page layout or printing in colour/black and white can all be found online on the college Student Portal page.

If you need assistance printing, please ask a member of college staff for help, or email IT services.

Virtual learning environment

Moodle is Bradford College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). All students and academic staff have access to Moodle using their college IT username and password. Moodle is available on and off-campus. You can connect to it whenever it suits you and through any device that is attached to the Internet. Through Moodle you can access material and resources that have been selected by your tutors to support your studies. It can also be a place to keep in touch with your fellow students and teaching staff through the use of discussion forums and instant messaging. 

Technology and media services

The Technology and Media Services Team is a learner-focused team with specialist knowledge, skills and experience. It supports the development and delivery of services in media technology and production for teaching, learning and research.

There is a range of general use and specialist media, audio-visual and computing equipment for students to borrow. The team can advise you on the most appropriate equipment and production methods for your work or project. It offers general instruction or demonstration in the use of the equipment for people who haven't borrowed items before. For specialist equipment more in-depth instruction is offered on a one to one basis. There is also a range of laptops and tablets available for student loan. 

In addition to equipment services, the on-site facilities include a three camera television studio, a multimedia room and six video editing workstations using Final Cut Pro software on iMacs. Your tutors will ensure the facilities are available to use for class-based study when required. Equipment and facilities should be booked online via our booking system. Booking in advance is recommended to ensure the equipment you need is available.

A web-based video library system operates called eStream, which can stream live and archived video, audio files and photos to any PC, Mac or mobile device connected to the intranet and internet. 

The Technology and Media Services team is based on the second floor of the David Hockney Building. 

Further help 

The library provides a range of factsheets, quick guides and a useful induction guide.

For further help with finding resources relating to your programme, please contact your librarian.

For general library enquiries and for off-campus support for electronic resources, contact: [email protected]

For Technology and media services, contact [email protected]