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FE LRC Intro

rabbit icon Welcome to the home page of the LRC website!  There is a direct link to here from MyDay or you can find us under the ‘Student Life’ tab above.  Take a moment to look around and then follow the rabbit down the hole to go on…

(please note, some links have been disabled on this page for the Induction)

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Short links for the LRC:

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About Us:

Find out all about the LRC and our services below!

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:

Opening times may sometimes change. You will be notified of any changes or planned closures here.


Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.15pm


Day Time
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Our services


The LC provides dedicated access to a fully searchable computerized catalogue called Heritage.  This lists all resources that can be used by students, where to find them and availability.

Look out for these helpful ‘how to’ videos on the site as well as printable guides.

Video to watch below on searching the resources

There is also a printable guide for your convenience: Using Heritage

Learning Materials

The LC provides access to many types of learning materials, including books, DVDs, 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.

You can access our electronic resources through Open Athens from ANY device with an internet connection.

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.


You can 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.


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.

The WiFi is called Eduroam and is available across College and in the LRC.  To logon to Eduroam simply use your usual student logon details.  If you are unsure of these, please ask a member of staff.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

The easiest way to access the LRC’s online resources is through your MyDay homepage.  Here you will find links to Athens and Heritage as well as the online LRC Induction and quiz.


There are photocopiers/printers on each of the LC floors and balconies.  Please inform a member of staff if there are any error messages or problems with these machines.  Paper for refilling the printers is available in the draws located next to the printers.

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Contact details:

The Learning Curve: 01226 216 334

Email: curve@barnsley.ac.uk

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Last updated: 31st May 2023

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