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Broadoak College

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College A High Performing Specialist School

01934 422000

Learning Resource Centre

     Link to the LRC website    Search the LRC here



You can follow the LRC on Twitter please click the link @Broadoaklrc

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.

Extra-Curricular activities     

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

Miss E Lincoln – General Assistant