On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Construction Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Construction eBooks

You can access Construction eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Construction & The Build Environment Level 3
Read on VLe Books
Principles of Construction Safety
Read on Ebook Central
Introduction to Health and Safety and Work
Read on VLe Books
BTEC National Construction
Read on Ebook Central
Health and safety in welding allied processes
Read on VLe Books
Building Construction Handbook
Read on Ebook Central
Construction Planning, Programming and Control
Read on VLe Books
Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery
Read on Ebook Central
Building Pathology
Read on Ebook Central
Project Management in Construction
Read on VLe Books
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Painting & Decorating
Read on Ebook Central

Construction eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Jisc logoJisc Construction Training offers resources including videos, guides and learning and assessment activities to support the competencies required to obtain your qualification.
Health and Safety Executive logoHealth & Safety Executive: The H&SE is a great resource for information about onsite safety and regulations.
Installer logoInstaller Magazine is essential reading for heating, plumbing, and renewable professionals. The provide the latest news, product and training information to the heating industry,
Royal Institute of British ArchitectsThe Royal Institute of British Architects website has key sources of information on architecture and related subjects, design and construction.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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