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Bradford College Library Services

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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.

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 by email [email protected], or by phone on 01274 088 257. Other ways to contact us, such as through our Library Chat service or Teams can be found here: 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 [email protected].

Study Space

The David Hockney and Trinity Green Libraries both have a variety of places to study, including individual study tables, computer access, and group areas.

The Hockney Library has quiet study rooms for use by individuals or small groups of up to three people. These are on the second and fifth floor of the Hockney Building and can be booked for two-hour slots up to a week in advance. You can do this by coming to the Hockney Library Desk or by contacting us. If you need a laptop for use in one of these rooms please ask.

The Hockney Library also has an drop in silent study room which you can use for as long as you like. Please ask at the Hockney Library Desk for access.

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 

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.

Speak to a subject librarian

Need help with your assignment?

Why not book a slot with one of our Academic Liaison Librarians? Every course will have one and you can find their details on Library Online.

Academic Liaison Librarians can help you find the book or article you need for your work, show you how to access our electronic resources and search them efficiently, and make you know how to reference correctly.

Contact us

Library staff are available term time Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 5pm on:

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.