The Chatfeild-Roberts Library is an oasis of calm and quiet, kitted-out with wireless technology as well as newspapers, magazines and ranks of books. Recently refurbished it is an area for silent working which preserves the traditional with new modern decor. With ample sockets and data cabling, mobile bookcases and iPads to access the library catalogue it is a flexible space that is truly future-proof. Open daily, it provides a variety of different resources including classic and contemporary fiction, textbooks and background reading for subject work, reference books including dictionaries and encyclopaedia, six daily newspapers and 30 magazines, music CDs and foreign films on DVD. Biographical information, newspapers and other online databases covering curriculum information are also available. Four members of library staff are available for advice and help with finding information and teaching information literacy.
Accessed from the Chatfeild-Roberts Library are the Anne Cadbury Resource Room, with spaces for 30 students with laptops and a large TV for presentations; the Cadbury Room for collaborative working; and the Symondson University and Careers Library.
The Library catalogue can be accessed internally and externally here. Type keywords into the search box to get information on Library resources including specialist websites. Users can access their own library account and can search their loans and loan history, find reading lists and set up alerts.
Leaflets are provided to help with a variety of library-related topics including alternative search engines, referencing, citation and using the catalogues and databases as well as recommending books for leisure reading or extended reading for curriculum subjects. A number of genre leaflets are available as well as the Librarians' list of modern classics.
Library opening hours are:
| Monday to Friday
||08:00 - 21:00
||08:15 - 13:00
| Sunday (Autumn and Spring Terms)
||13:00 - 16:30
| Sunday (Summer Term)
||10:00 - 16:30
Beren-Dain Delbrooke-Jones, College Librarian