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The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is open throughout the college day and is staffed by a full time Librarian and an assistant; student library assistants also help out at lunch and break times. Students are encouraged to make the most of the resources available to them from the LRC, these include over 14,000 books, magazines, DVDs and online resources. There are comfortable seating areas for quiet reading and a large computer area for students to use for research, study and homework; classes will often use the LRC during lesson times. The LRC hosts author visits, reading groups and other events through the year and operates a drop–in homework club every day after college.
Students may borrow 4 books for two weeks and a DVD for 3 days. Help is always available to students on finding resources, research, study and revision skills.
The LRC subscribes to a growing number of online resources that can be accessed from within college or from home.
To access the LRC online resources:
- log in to Broadoak VLE
- click on LRC and click on the black bar.
- click on LRC Portal
You can also access the LRC Website from here, the website has a LRC news blog, useful subject weblinks, information skills, revision skills and information on authors, fiction and reading. Please click here for the LRC website
LRC online resources include:
Curriculum WebLinks on the LRC Catalogue - Google can overwhelm students with too many leads, some irrelevant or dubious. WebLinks saves you time because a team of librarians and teachers have already found appropriate, relevant, high quality safe site
News Library – Newspapers for Schools - Research leading UK national and regional newspapers. Over 9 million articles from 2006 onwards. See articles as they were originally published, original colours and formatting. Includes newspaper photos/pictures for articles.
Who Next.....? A guide to children's authors
If you've already enjoyed a book by one author this useful guide will help you find other books by different authors that you might enjoy. Simply find the author you liked and the guide will give you a list of different authors to try, click on one of their names and you will also get some book title suggestions.
Carel Press - Essential Articles online - Instant access to the articles you need! Type in a topic and Quick Search will bring you a list of what's available.
Carel Press Fact File Online - Fact File is a resource full of important, interesting and relevant statistics brought together for teachers and students. Key social, political and economic topics: Alcohol & drugs, animals, Britain & its citizens, education, environment, family & relationships, financial issues, food & drink, health, law & order, leisure, science & technology, travel & transport, war & conflict, wider world, work. Coverage is UK, Europe and the world.
Manga Club - weekly
Tuesdays 3.10pm - 4.00pm
Homework Club - everyday after college,
Mondays - Thursdays 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Fridays 3.00pm - 4.00pm.
Breakfast Club – everyday from 8.00am
Author visits and workshops - occasional.
Meet the Team
Mr S Morse - Learning Resources Manager
Mrs A Neal– Learning Resources Assistant