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Learning Centres at the Grimsby Institute

There are two main Learning Centres at our Nuns Corner campuses. Ispace ( FE Learning Centre) is located on the first floor of D Block. The HE Learning Centre is located in the University Centre over two floors. There is an additional provision at the Nunsthorpe Campus in Sutcliffe Avenue.

The HE Learning Centre is located in the University Centre over two floors. There is an additional provision at the Nunsthorpe Campus in Sutcliffe Avenue.

The Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) Learning Centres are located at the main Nuns Corner campus; and there is an additional provision at the Nunsthorpe Campus in Sutcliffe Avenue.

Staff and students may borrow from any or all of the Learning Centres.

Full details of services and facilities are available in the centres and on this website. Before borrowing items you’ll need to obtain your student identity card. By using the links to the left you will find that most of your questions will be answered.

Nunsthorpe Learning Centre

The library can be used both by staff and students at the Institute.

A student WiFi system is provided so you can work from your own laptops to research online and study. Please ask a member of staff for more information.

Higher Education Learning Centre

It provides study facilities and resources for all HE courses. There is a mixture of study areas and access to PCs and colour printing/copying on both floors. We also have a range of laptops and Surface Pros that can be taken out to use within the University Centre.

In addition the centre has a group skills room, which can be booked by students wishing to do group work or practice presentations. The centre also has a new self-issue system so users can borrow, return and renew items themselves as well as a print credit machine.

Ella Malton is our resident Academic Achievement Coach and is available to support referencing, structuring essays, guidance on assignment writing, study skills, presentations and exam revision.

A student WiFi system is provided so you can work from your own laptops to research online and study. Please ask a member of staff for more information.

Ispace (The FE Learning Centre)

We have over 100 computers, and over 50 laptops available to use. The computer area is zoned for different curriculum areas to complete mobile learning throughout the day. Please check what computers are available or which zone you have been booked into when you arrive. Laptops can be used in the Casual Learning Area and in the Research and Recharge area. We operate self-service machines for loaning books and buying print credits.

As well as the physical stock of books we host a range of electronic resources and e-books. Details of our resources can be found on the Learning Centre Catalogue.

Our study coaches are available to support with a range of issues such as accessing resources, writing CVs and applications, assignment help, IT issues and support, referencing and research skills and much more – please feel free to ask if you have any queries at all.

We also operate a clear behaviour policy and expect all students to be able to work in a clean, comfortable environment free from distractions and damage.

How To Borrow From Us

Before you can borrow books from the Learning Centres you will need a student ID card which you can get from Student Records. Once you’ve got your ID card your details are automatically entered into our system, within 24 hours. You must have your ID card to borrow any items.

Students and staff may borrow up to 10 books at a time, and can renew books up to five times. You can renew and reserve books in person, by phone or online.

Remember don’t let anyone else use your card. You are responsible for all books and resources (including laptops) issued on your ticket.

Books are generally loaned for up to two weeks or seven days.

Renewing items which you have on loan

To renew by phone 01472 311222 ext 1322, to renew online go to online library catalogue or use any of the OPACs located in the Learning Centres.

Please note: You cannot renew a book using the self-issue system or online if you owe a fine.

Online library catalogue

Reserving a book

If a book is out on loan you can reserve it to be held for you when it is returned. You can do this yourself using the online catalogue system or by asking at the Learning Centre desk.

A member of our staff will phone and let you know when it is available for collection.

Loaning Laptops

Laptops are available in the HE Learning Centre and in Ispace (FE) from the self-service locker. Laptops are generally available for a two hour loan and students are expected to be responsible for them; plugging them back in and making sure they are returned promptly. Laptops loaned from ISpace must stay in the centre and not taken out into classrooms etc.

Online Resources

Students and staff have access to thousands of online books and journals through our new academic gateway – Shibboleth.

This can be accessed through our new virtual learning platform Canvas.

Shibboleth has a range of online academic journal banks and e-book libraries.

Please see the Learning Centre staff for inductions and guidance on using online resources.

Canvas

Computers and Printing in the Learning Centres

Printing is available from all computers and laptops. There are several printers throughout all Learning Centres. There is also the facility to photocopy and scan.

A student WiFi system is also provided so you can work from your own laptops and devices to research online and study. Please ask a member of staff for more information.

Printing in the Learning Centres:
A4 Printing:

Black and white – 3p per side

Colour – 25p per side

A3 printing:

Black and white: 6p

Colour: 50p

Please ask members of staff if you need any help.

Print credits are available through our self-service machines.

Fiction to the Forces

Fiction to the Forces intends to bring our expanding fiction section to staff and students. This initiative operates a mobile library service, going into offices and departments bringing our latest fiction additions, from best-selling crime thrillers to romance chick-lit. Our latest additions can be found in our reading garden and on displays in FE.

You can contact us at any time on the numbers below

HE Learning Centre: 01472 311222 ext 1322
FE Learning Centre: 01472 311222 ext 267
Ella Malton (Academic Achievement Coach): 01472 311222 EXT 1423

Learning Centre Opening Times

The Higher Education Learning Centre times displayed are staffed times only as the centre is open 24 hours.

Counter services will finish 15 minutes before closing. These opening times are subject to staff availability.

Summer vacation times will be advertised in the Learning Centres

The Higher Education Learning Centre is open 24/7, the staffed hours are below.

Term Time

DayHigher EducationFurther Education
Monday8.30-6.008.30-6.00
Tuesday8.30-6.008.30-6.00
Wednesday8.30-6.008.30-6.00
Thursday8.30-6.008.30-6.00
Friday8.45-4.308.30-4.30
SaturdayClosedClosed

Vacation: Half terms, Easter and Xmas:

DayHigher EducationFurther Education
Monday9.00-5.009.00-1.00
Tuesday9.00-5.009.00-1.00
Wednesday9.00-5.009.00-1.00
Thursday9.00-5.009.00-1.00
Friday9.00-4.309.00-1.00
SaturdayClosedClosed