Library induction for new users.

Hello, welcome to the library's online induction. Here you will find out all about the library's great resources and how you can access them. Please watch our induction video as it contains some important information to help you get the most out of the library.

Library Induction Video

Download a transcript of the Northampton College Libraries Induction Clip (Word doc)

Library Frequently Asked Questions

What can the Library offer Northampton College Students?

There is a wealth of resources available in the Library - thousands of books, DVDs and e-books. Study spaces, computers, Macs and printers are also available for your study needs. Visit the


What do I need in order to access the Library resources?

Your Student ID card also acts as your Library card. This will enable you to borrow resources as well as use the printers. Make sure you always have your card with you whilst at College.


Can I study in the Library?

We have individual study spaces across the Library area which are equipped with computers, or you can use your own devices. We also have Group Rooms and Silent Study areas across the three centres.


Can I print in the Library?

The Library offers black and white printing and photocopying using your Student ID Card. All students have £20 worth of credit assigned to their card at the beginning of the year. You can top this up with extra credits at the Information Desk. (Please note that we can only accept cashless payments)


How long can I borrow resources for?

Students can borrow up to six items at once with most resources available for four weeks at a time. Items can then be renewed twice, either online, in person, email or by phone. Some books labelled as 'Reference Only' can be used inside the Library but must not be taken away. We currently do not charge fines for late items however if they become severely overdue, you will be invoiced for the price of the book.

See help guide: How to use the online catalogue to reserve and renew items.

Many textbooks are also available as an eBook, please ask Library staff for help accessing these.


Can you help me with my studies?

Need assistance with assignments or want help with homework?

Library staff can help you with Referencing, Revision, Research and so much more! Book a one-to-one session or just drop in to see us. Find out more about what support is available.


Am I allowed to talk in the Library

You are allowed to talk quietly but we do ask that you keep the noise levels to a minimum and show consideration to other users who are studying in the Library. Please take any phone calls outside the Library.


Can I eat in the Library?

We do not allow eating or drinking in the Library except for bottled water.


Do I need to wear a face mask in the Library?

As part of your student agreement at enrolment, you are required to wear a face mask at all times inside College, this includes classrooms and shared areas such as the Library.




Skip to content