Library Service & iPoints

We understand that coming to Dudley Sixth will be a new experience so we make every effort to ensure that you have all the support you need to help you achieve your potential. Our study areas, resources and services are available to all students and apprentices.  

Our main Library is at the Broadway campus which is 5 minutes walk from Dudley Sixth and there are iPoints at Dudley Sixth to help with your studies. We’ve invested to create excellent study facilities at our campuses so whether you want to do some quiet independent study, or meet with your fellow-students to collaborate, you’ll find exactly what you need. 

Our Library is full of subject-specific resources, both digital and print. We hold over 40,000 volumes spanning all curriculum areas, most of which can be borrowed, and you can search the library catalogue to find the resources you need using the MyCirqa app, available on your app store. You can also use the app to renew any items you have borrowed. 

We also have a huge selection of online resources available through the Athens Online Portal, including access to over a million publications and journals. In addition, the Library takes over 30 printed journals each month which are available to view, including The Economist, New Statesman, Wallpaper: New Scientist and Vogue, with back copies available. 

Dotted across our campus you will find iPoint centres that have everything you need for individual or group study. With access to our online learning environments including Office 365 and ProPortal, you can research the virtual learning environment, review lecture and seminar material, contribute to discussion boards or simply check your email.  

Our Library and iPoints are run by helpful, knowledgeable and experienced staff who can direct you straight to what you need. What’s more, all our centres are equipped with plenty of open access computers, all of which are fully integrated with the College’s network. In addition, if you’re working on a project within a group, or revising with friends, then you can take advantage of our group study spaces. These areas are designed to give you the space and comfort you need to work alongside your fellow-students effectively. 

Our Library and iPoints are open throughout the year, with reduced hours during college holidays – please check with the college before making a special journey during the holiday periods. 

Term-time Opening Times: 

  • Monday: 8.15am – 5.00pm 
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8.15am – 7.00pm 
  • Friday: 8.15am – 4.30pm