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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 you with your study skills and referencing. The College has two libraries which are:

  • Hockney Library on the second floor of the David Hockney building, this supports the subjects that are taught in the David Hockney Building, ATC and Lister Building.   
  • Trinity Green in the Success Centre on the ground floor of Trinity Green, this supports all the subjects taught at Trinity Green.

Library staff at these sites are here to help you 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 to Hockney Library on 01274 088 257 or Trinity Green Library on 01274 088 185. Other ways to contact us, such as through our Library Chat service or Teams can be found here:

For latest 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 twelve books at one time using our self-service kiosks. We have three of these in Hockney Library, and one in Trinity Green. Most books can be borrowed for periods of two weeks, though with our automatic renewal system, as long as no-one else requests your book it will be automatically renewed a week before it is due. This will happen up to twenty-five times or until your course ends, when you will have to return your book.

If you need to return your book we will let you know using your College email.  As we can’t guarantee that these emails will always get through (for example due to an IT problem), 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] before they are due back.

Study Space

The David Hockney and Trinity Green Libraries 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 a 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 to help you from 9am at both our Libraries and online during term. At Hockney Library and online staff are available to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4.30pm on Fridays, at Trinity Green they are available to 5.30pm Monday to Thursdays and 5.00pm on Fridays. You can contact us by:

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.