About the Space

Our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is designed, equipped and staffed to help you learn in the way that best suits you.

Whether you need to research a topic, revise for an exam, flick through industry magazines for career inspiration, charge your phone or take advantage of free wi-fi, the LRC has all the facilities you need.

You will find spaces for private study or group work. There is a silent study area, a classroom, a meeting room, a dedicated higher education space and a children’s corner.

Feel free to use one of our laptops, desktop PCs or to bring in your own device.

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About the resources

We have over 25,000 items available to borrow, including a diverse collection of books and many professional magazines. We have specialist collections including careers, study skills, Isle of Wight, and a large fiction collection.

As a student, you have access to high quality websites, online resources and eBooks which are not freely available to anyone else. Check out our guides on how to access specialist resources for your course. All your course specific online resources are available on your Virtual LRC in Teams and on Canvas.

We also curate a range of eLearning materials which you can access via Teams, Canvas or SharePoint.

Book a one-to-one with us by emailing eresources@iwcollege.ac.uk or calling 01983 550789.

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About the Team

Our job is to support you to achieve the best that you can. We love helping people so never be afraid to ask a question. Here are just some of the things we can help you with:

  • Finding quality information in books and online
  • Referencing and bibliographies
  • Using Word and PowerPoint to create professional documents
  • Using Office 365: how to store and share documents, navigating Teams and more
  • Practical things like resetting passwords, topping-up print credit or generally using any PC or device

And if you are already thinking about moving into employment, we can help you write your CV, fill in job application forms and nail that job interview. Book a one-to-one with us by emailing lrc@iwcollege.ac.uk or calling 01983 535201.

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Quick links

Search the LRC catalogue for resources. Once you find an item you want, you can reserve it by clicking on ‘reserve’.

Check what items you have on loan and renew. Enter your username (college ID number). Click ‘renew’ to extend your loan period.

Planet eStream – our online documentary store.

Gale Databases – journals, newspapers and eBooks for Level 3 and above.

More online resources – log in with your college email and password.

eBooks from VLEbooks and eBooks from Ebook Central

How to guides

Check your Virtual LRC channel on Teams for guides on how to access Office.com and how to get the best out of the resources available to you.

Book group

Love reading? Why not join our book group? We loan you a book each month and meet up to discuss it over coffee and cakes. Get in touch if you are interested: lrc@iwcollege.ac.uk.

Dignity, Equality and Diversity

The LRC staff are committed to celebrating equality and diversity within the College. We will support you by providing:

  • Books on equality and diversity topics, including race, gender, ability, and faith.
  • Guides in different formats.
  • Dictionaries in English and other languages, including large print.
  • Resources at a variety of levels, including an ‘easy reading’ collection with audio books, graphic novels, fiction and simplified readers, and books with Widgit picture symbols.
  • A children’s corner with lots of books to keep your children busy whilst you study.
  • Information about festivals, celebrations and international events.
  • Facilities including height adjustable work desks, magnifying sheets, coloured overlays, hearing loops, and a CCTV text enlarger.
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Opening times

Term time

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

Half-term holidays

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm

Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

Main vacations

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 1pm


  • 01983 535201


How2become are the UK’s leading career specialist and have trained and guided thousands of candidates through recruitment processes to secure their dream job. They have provided the LRC with free careers resources for you to borrow.

Contact the Library (LRC)

If you have any questions for the lRC team you can email them using this easy contact form. If your query is urgent please call 01983 535201 to reach the library or 01983 526631 for reception.