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HE Library Intro: RFP

Although we are a college and HE library, we don’t just focus on academia. We also want to support you with Reading for Pleasure!  The Reading For Pleasure tile is your online gateway to the Library’s latest reading suggestions, library competitions and other book related announcements so be sure to connect with it regularly.

The more things you read the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go! - Dr Seuss

We want to promote the importance of reading for your health and well being.  Not only can books broaden your mind, but they can be very therapeutic, giving you an escape to somewhere else for a while, even if only within your own head.

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body”

Joseph Addison

why should you read? Exercise the brain, Improves imagination, Free travel, Improves vocabulary, Reduces Stress, Improves concentration, Develops creativity, Improves writing skills, Free entertainment!

The Library Reading Tree

This digital tree will be regularly updated to reflect the latest reading suggestions from the Library.  You can use it to directly access the titles on the catalogue and reserve your copy before it gets snapped up.

This Tree:  Reading makes you Blossom!


Have you browsed our fiction and reading for pleasure shelves?  Are there any titles we’ve missed? It would be great to hear your suggestions and recommendations. Feel free to email us with your thoughts or even a review of any titles that you’ve read so we can share the love of reading with other students.

email: curve@barnsley.ac.uk

Introducing Libby

The Library is excited to introduce our  reading app: Libby!

Borrow EBooks and audiobooks without leaving home. Read on Libby, the one-tap reading app from our library.

Read and listen to books on the go with this FREE and easy to use app.

Getting started: Instructions

‘Barnsley College’ is our Library name and your student card is your library card.  If you have a library card with the Light Box in town, you can also link your Barnsley Library account to the Libby app to access an even wider range of books and magazines.

Please note: the Library’s collection is fairly new so please get in touch with your suggestions so we can tailor it to suit you.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or trouble accessing resources, please get in touch: curve@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 12th June 2023

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