The Learning Curve (LC) is situated in the Old Mill Lane Campus.  Our main presence is on the ground and first floors, with lower and upper balconies on the second and third floors providing further study space with computer access and comfortable seating.  There are also Learner Bases at the Construction Centre, Sixth Form College, Sports Centre, Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) and Wigfield Farm.

All college students are welcome to use the resources in The Learning Curve. Please remember to bring your student card so that you can access the building and borrow resources. The Learning Curve Staff are on hand to help you during your visit.

Opening times:

Term-time

Monday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.15pm

Holidays

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Our services

Learning Materials

The LC provides access to many types of learning materials, including books, DVDs, CDs, e-book readers, newspapers and journals, computers and laptops. Alongside this traditional library stock there is access to electronic information resources such as online full text newspapers, electronic books, etc.

Catalogue

The LC provides dedicated access to a fully searchable computerised catalogue. This lists all resources that can be used by students.

Inter-library loans

Materials not held in the LC can be obtained through an inter-library loan service for which there is a small administration fee of £1.

Computers

You can book in advance or just drop in to use the computers. There are also laptops and graphics tablets that are available for use in college on production of your student card. All our PCs and laptops have Microsoft Office available which includes Word, Excel, Access and Publisher. We also have access to text and image scanners. If you don’t have your own laptop, we have a number of them available to hire for £10 per month.

Internet

All networked computers have Internet access. You should refer to the Internet User Policy and Code of Practice prior to using the Internet. Any breach of this policy is regarded as a serious disciplinary matter.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Access to the VLE (Moodle) is provided on computers with Internet access. The Learning Curve presence on Moodle provides access to MyDay, information about The Learning Curve facilities and services, links to electronic resources and user education information (e.g. study guides).

Photocopies/Printers

There are photocopiers/printers on each of the LC floors and balconies.

Binding/Laminating Services

Projects and assignments can be bound or laminated at a reasonable cost at any of the LC counters.

Stationery, USBs and Earphones

We sell a small range of reasonably priced stationery, memory sticks and earphones.

Contact details:

The Learning Curve: +44 (0)1226 216 334/450

Last updated: 2nd March 2016