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Library & learning resources services are provided to all staff and students through our well equipped libraries at the Town Centre campus in the SmithKline Beecham building, and at the Technology Centre Campus. The Libraries provide a range of facilities, services and resources to support students in their learning.  Over 50,000 books and other resources are available to provide information for projects, assignments, further study or simply for pleasure. We have a growing range of online resources including specialist databases and eBooks. Our resources are specially chosen to support the wide variety of courses offered by the College and we also offer fiction and DVD movie collections to enrich your learning whilst at St Helens College.   Each Library provides open access IT facilities, with internet access, printers and scanners.

Library staff are available to help students make best use of the resources and services, offering specialist guidance and support in locating and using resources. Online induction is available to all students through the VLE or Library staff can provide tailored induction sessions on using library services and subject-related sessions on our online & printed resources. These are arranged in partnership with course tutors and can be designed to meet the specific information needs of the group.

Summary of resources & services

  • Books
  • eBooks (available in & out of college)
  • Journals & magazines (both in print and online)
  • Specialist online databases
    NOTE: Including access to ebook providers
  • PCs (drop-in and prior bookings)
  • Scanners & printers
  • DVDs/videos (for loan or use in the Library)
  • DVD/video viewing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Photocopiers
  • Quiet and group study rooms
  • Open-plan learning spaces
  • Online Induction
  • Online resource skills sessions
  • College ID card production
  • Bus pass photo service
  • Stationery for sale

Opening Times & Locations

SmithKline Beecham Library - (01744) 623256
The library for the Town Centre Campus is situated on the ground floor of the SmithKline Beecham building. 

Opening hours (Term Time)
Monday 08:45 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:45 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:45 - 19:00
Thursday 08:45 - 19:00
Friday 08:45 - 16:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

During holiday periods opening times may vary and will be displayed at the Library entrance.
Technology Centre - (01744) 623552
The Library at this site is situated on the first floor (lift available for disabled access).

Opening hours
Monday 08:45 - 18:45
Tuesday 08:45 - 18:45
Wednesday 08:45 - 18:45
Thursday 08:45 - 17:00
Friday 08:45 - 16:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

During holiday periods opening times may vary and will be displayed at the Library entrance.



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