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Barnsley College Higher Education Library

Library Basics

Our Resources

Barnsley College HE Library offers a wide range of resources including:

  • Books
  • Magazines and journals
  • Computers and printers
  • Newspapers
  • Laptops for use at Church Street campus
  • Stationery
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Headphones

Below you find a video on how to access our online resources through OpenAthens:

Borrowing Regulations

You must have your student card to borrow resources.  Students and staff may borrow up to 20 items each.  There are three colours of shelf labels on the books. The colours tell you how long each item will be issued to you for:

White label 3 week. Red Label 1 week. Yellow label Reference ONLY

You may renew your items for up to 9 weeks via Heritage catalogue, or via MyCirqa.

Keep up-to-date with your library books:

  1. Visit your app store, download and run MyCirqa
  2. Search for Barnsley College in the list and select it
  3. Login with your student number and password (obtained at the library helpdesk)

Please note: Overdue items are charged at 20p per item per week (maximum of £1).  If you incur fines of £5 or more your borrowing rights will be suspended!

Library Layout

Books in all Barnsley College libraries are shelved using the Dewey Decimal system and can be found using Discovery, or Heritage our library catalogue.

HE Library Finding books guide
When you visit us in the HE Library, look at the noticeboards and pick up our leaflets.  These are full of useful information about using the Library for your studies.

Silent Study Room

The Library is a place for studying.  If you need to work in groups, please use the study tables in the main part of the library and keep conversation levels quiet.

If you want to work in silence, there is a silent study room located at the back of the library.  Keep your phones on silent and do not talk to others; as the name suggests, it is for SILENT STUDY!

HE Library guide


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

Opening Times

Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm Self-service 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm Self-service 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm Self-service 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm Self-service 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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

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