Library & Learning Services

Find how we support your studies with our mix of friendly staff, specialist library, e-learning materials and technical support.

Enabling Success

Our extensive, specialist library collection is highly regarded by our students and has been tailored and developed to enhance your learning and research experience. We stock over 10,000 books and provide access to over 500 e-books, 14,000 online journals, medical databases, anatomical and other specialist software including full access to Anatomy.TV.  The Library & Learning Services team are located in the AECC University College Library.  We're here to provide you with the essential learning support you need for the duration of your studies.

Library & Learning Services Team

We will meet you at Induction; our friendly staff will assist you in finding information and can work with you to help develop your digital literacy and research skills.  Learning Services staff deliver teaching and training courses in a range of IT and Research Skills required for studying at University. You can also get further help by popping in to see us or phoning or emailing the team.

We recommend you visit the Learning Services website known as Libguides where you will be able to view information about all the resources and course materials. It will give you more of a flavour of what you can expect from the team.

The mezzanine floor of the Library has just been refurbished and now has two new study pods where you can work in groups; plenty of desk space, those crucial power and charging points, comfy seating areas and a self-service kiosk.

With daytime, evening and weekend opening hours, plus a variety of group and quiet spaces, wi-fi throughout, laptops for loan and helpful staff on hand, the library is the ideal place for you to research and study.

All About LibGuides

LibGuides provides you with 24 hour guidance on subject specific material including but not limited to:

• Reading lists
• Access to journals
• E-books
• Databases
• Specialist software and other medical websites.

Within LibGuides you will also find all the information you need on your borrowing allowance, returning, reserving and renewing books.
Find out more, take a look at the LibGuides getting started guide: Library and learning services getting started guide.

Reading lists

Study specific advice is shared on the AECC University College LibGuides website, where you can view recommended reading lists by course:

Access to HE Diploma (Health Sciences) Reading List

Masters of Chiropractic - MChiro Hons Reading List

BSc Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science Reading List

BSc / MSc Chiropractic Reading List

Postgraduate Courses Reading Lists

Delivering the best service

We invite our students to give us their feedback on Library & Learning Services to help us deliver the best service. The latest results are shared here.

Some of our favourite comments include;

"You guys are always really friendly and nice, and no question is a silly question."

"Staff [are] always very kind and available to help. They always explain to us how things work with a nice smile and very positive attitude."

"Always smiling, very helpful and polite when we are stressed and can't find what we're looking for"

Library help

The Library and Learning Services Team would love to hear from you, do give us your feedback anytime.

Email: learningservices@aecc.ac.uk
Phone:+44 (0)1202 436306
Online: libguides.aecc.ac.uk
Twitter: @aeccls