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Barnsley College Higher Education Library

Higher Education Library

The HE Library closed on Friday 20th March at 4.30pm for an indeterminate period. You will not be fined for overdue books which you return when normal services resume. If you need help with a library related issue, please email helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk as all staff are working from home and available during normal working hours. Thank you and stay safe!

Some Slight Changes to our Services

From September 2020, access to our libraries will be limited so we will be offering a Click and Collect service for you to access our resources. Please watch the following video for information:

PLEASE NOTE: This service is temporarily suspended due to the current Covid restrictions. If you need resources, please check our online resources such as Athens and Discovery

About Us

Barnsley College Higher Education Library and Computing Center is located on Level 1 at Church Street campus and houses thousands of books, PCs, printers and more.  These pages give you all the information you need to get started using the Library effectively for your studies. If you have any questions please get in touch with us.

Tina, Paul, Karen, Peter and Laura are your Library Assistants.  Cherie and Helen are your Study Skills Assistants.

Getting started

NEW for 2020! Discover more with Discovery – one search site for Barnsley College books, ebooks and many online journal collections – and your OpenAthens Login.

Here are two information leaflets to get you started with Discovery:  

EBSCO Discovery Service

OpenAthens is the gateway to all our online resources including journals, ebooks and much more! Most of these collections are included in Discovery (EBSCO) search. Watch out for a (D) after the database name on your MyAthens list to see exactly what is included. New to using Athens?  Find out how to log on here!

Button for OpenAthens

Heritage is our Library catalogue. Heritage is included in Discovery, but you can also use this to search just for books, make reservations and manage your library account.

Button for Heritage

For a more in-depth look at best research practices, check out our Research Skills pages, where you’ll find hints, tips and helpful videos on getting the most of our fantastic resources!

For further help contact: helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk

Opening Times

Monday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Find Us

Barnsley College, Church Street campus, Church Street,
Barnsley,
S70 2AN

Contact Us

helibrary@barnsley.ac.uk 01226 216 885