Facilities include computers, photocopying, printing, scanning to email and stationery sales. Over 20,000 resources are available including; books, journals, magazines, DVDs and CD ROMs to help with studies and to supplement core texts. Resources are carefully selected to suit BMC courses by direct liaison with tutors and students. There is also an assignments receipt service.

A team of friendly and experienced Learning Resources Advisors are available to work closely with students and staff, provide support and help make the best use of the resources. The Centres are overseen by the Learning Resources Supervisor.

Each Learning Resources Centre has a dedicated area for careers development containing the latest prospectuses, books on specific careers, CV and interview technique packs and job directories.

What you can expect from student resource centre

  • Specialist academic journals
  • Electronic databases and eBooks
  • The loan of AV equipment (DVD players, headphones) which can be used within the library
  • An archive of dissertations from previous BMC learners
  • The ability to book a time slot on a Learning Resources computer in advance, by request with library staff
  • Library Moodle pages with forums and areas for HE specific information and feedback
  • A broad range of competitively priced stationery
  • Specialist reprographics for learners including professionally bound dissertations and competitively priced laminating

Additional resources

  • British Library Inter-library loans
  • Inter-library loans
  • Electronic databases and ebooks
  • postal loans
  • Electronic databases and ebooks
  • Group inductions to e-resources by request
  • Reciprocal access scheme CULN members
  • Access to libraries and centres (individual libraries requirements vary contact Heidi Bird for details & to set up access)

Shibboleth is active for an increasing number of BMC database subscriptions.

The college is a member of FAM (federated access management scheme). Shibboleth is a software program which will enable a single log in for learners and staff to access subscribed and free course specific verified E-Resources such as journals, databases, eBooks and other resources. This means you can use your college log in and password on many of the resources websites that we subscribe to.