Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) comprises a light and airy library with a silent study area, group work tables and laptops. The LRC is open every day in term-time and during some of the holidays too. Our Study Mentors are based in the LRC, and students can access support from the Study Mentors by self-referring to the LRC Reception Desk.
The library has many resources – textbooks, study journals with online access and general interest books, fiction books, graphic novels, quick-reads and books with audio CDs, journals for research and general interest magazines too. There are national and local newspapers, up-to-date careers books and university prospectuses.
The LRC offers access to good quality websites for research and study including 3,000 textbooks specially selected for further education students. Library staff are always happy to assist students with using the many resources available and to meet student requests for new library items whenever possible.
The LRC also has two TVs with DVD players and over six hundred DVDs for both general interest and study support, from documentaries to comedy and from classic films to latest releases. These are available to students via our free DVD loans service.
Our reprographics service also offers a range of facilities to students including photocopying in black and white and colour, laminating and spiral binding for a professional finish to coursework.
The LRC is an integral support service, offering a quiet place to study, plenty of support material and library staff on hand to help all Itchen Sixth Form College students to achieve their best results.