The Northbrook Learning Resource Centres are at the centre of college life and provide a range of computers and study areas in bright, welcoming surroundings. Students can access any of the campus LRCs and digital resources. We have a skilled, enthusiastic and friendly team to support you and your studies.
The library service has a book collection of over 40,000 books, a large periodical collection and access to various online databases. The centres include course focused and specialised software, to support and enhance learning, based on the feedback of staff and existing learners. The College uses Google for Education as our Virtual Learning Environment, and the LRC team can answer queries and suggest best practices.
Library contact phone numbers:
Learning Resource Centre contact phone numbers:
West Durrington Campus - LRC1 01903 273213/ 01903 273304 or LRC2 01903 273048
Broadwater Campus - 01903 273401 or 01903 273450/1 for renewals
Shoreham Airport Campus - 01273 456366
Creative Arts Flexible Learning Areas
Northbrook has four Flexible Learning Areas in the Creative Industries: Fashion & Textiles, Fine Art, Media & Graphics and Music & Theatre Arts. Each Flexible Learning Area caters for courses within the Creative Industries, developing resources to aid student learning and offering guidance and support in the use of software packages relevant to their studies. They are drop-in centres where students are able to continue their learning in an independent manner with support from the Flexible Learning Area staff.
The Flexible Learning Areas form a bridge between the practical studio/workshop and the library. Students benefit from a wide range of resources such as cuttings, slides, periodicals and other textual and visual materials, as well as electronic based resources which are collated by the Flexible Learning Area assistant, in accordance with the delivery of the curriculum. Students are given the opportunity and freedom to research and experiment with new media and access the College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where Flexible Learning Area assistants create a wide variety of digital resources and research material.
Existing students can access all of their digital resources from any location using this link -
In fulfilling the Learning Resource’s mission, we acknowledge our responsibility to support the College values through effective use of our team skills and resources including the provision of quality library collections, information sources and developing digital environments.
We are committed to being responsive to the whole college community by providing a welcoming environment and service. This is based on good communication, effective sharing of information and respect for each other. We respect and value individuality and diversity through supporting all students to achieve, increase confidence with their studies, use of resources and develop independent learning skills. We support and inspire staff with changes within ILT, and provision of resources to enhance teaching and learning.
We aim to encourage and support the use of sustainable work methods and use of resources. We shall work with the College to support and promote quality courses and students work into the community through local connections. Additionally we provide ‘real world’ guidance based on experience to develop students for work, alongside developing relationships with the wider community through the promotion of facilities, courses and student achievement.