Learning Technologies & Library Services

Study Spaces are now open

The Learning Centre (Mid Devon), Learning Resources (Brannams) and The Tech Hub and Study Centre (North Devon) are now open. Social distancing will be observed, and hand sanitizers and wipes are available on all desks. We are also operating Track and Trace.

A choice of PC or Chromebooks will be available for learners to use for independent study or for completing timetabled digital lessons (between 'InPerson' classes).

Learning Tech staff are on hand to help you access Google Classrooms, change passwords and access Eduroam, plus much more. A click and collect library service is also running on all sites.

For more information with help videos and guides, please visit the LTLS site.


Learning Technologies and Library Services

At our Barnstaple, Brannams and Tiverton campuses, our Learning Technologies and Library Services offer relaxed, quiet and comfortable places to study. They provide a variety of private study spaces and the opportunity to use the colleges' Chromebooks, or, if you prefer, you can use your own devices. There will always be a friendly member of staff on hand to help.

As a student at Petroc you have access to College Wifi using Eduroam. Please follow this link for information on how to access Eduroam.

What can the team help you with?

  • Finding relevant and reliable information to support your study
  • Using Google Classroom, Moodle and the MyPetroc dashboard
  • Accessing e-resources and e-books
  • Using the computers and Chromebooks

For extra online support, please visit the LTLS website.

The Library

What can you borrow from the Library?

With your student card you are allowed to borrow up to eight items at a time, including:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Chromebooks
  • Headphones

You must return your items on time to avoid fines. Check your email for reminders!

In addition to our Library resources, you have access to our MyDiscover database, giving you access to 1000’s of academic articles. Ebook central gives you 24/7 access to 100’s of ebooks. Through BoB (Box of Broadcasts) you can view current and past TV programmes and podcasts.

These eresources and more are available via the Petroc Learning Technologies and Library Services Moodle page.

The Tech Hub

The Tech Hub has plenty of space for you to do your work, or if you prefer to work in a quiet environment, our Silent Study computer room is always available for you to use. There are also two group rooms that you can book out, either online through the Library Services Moodle page or by asking one of our team. These rooms are great for group projects as they each have a computer and plenty of table space to work on.

Whilst working in the Tech Hub, if you need to work on a computer, why not try out a Chromebook? With our self issue station you have the ability to loan out a Chromebook for four hours, and renew your loan whenever you want. But don’t worry there is always a friendly member or staff on hand if you need some help.

From the Tech Hub you can also hire out media equipment such as ipads, cameras and tripods - just speak to the member of staff at the front desk.

We can also print out a replacement student ID badge if yours is lost or broken.

Study Spaces

The Learning Technologies and Library Services team are available to provide support and give guidance with any of your technology, online learning or library queries.

Barnstaple: In the Study Centre you will find computers and Chromebooks which are available to use for self-study. We also have a large study space where you can use your own devices.

Want to take a closer look at our Library and Study areas?  Take a look at our virtual tour of our Barnstaple Study areas.

Brannams: In the Learning Resource Room you have access to computers and Chromebooks. Apple Macs, with specialist software, are also available. We also have large study areas where you can use your own devices.

Want to take a closer look at our Brannam’s study area?  Take a look at our virtual tour.

Tiverton: In the Learning Centre you will find computers and Chromebooks that can be used for studying. We also have large study spaces where you can use your own devices.

Want to take a closer look at our Tiverton Study and Library area? Take a look at our virtual tour.

Get In Touch

For more information, take a look at the Learning Technologies and Library Learning Services Moodle page or contact us:

Barnstaple: 01271 852485

Brannams: 01271 852342

Tiverton: 01884 235234

Email: library@petroc.ac.uk

Twitter: @petrocltls