This information about the facilities available in the learning resources centres (LRCs) is for special members and visitors. Current students will find information about computers, seminar rooms and graduate centres on My Kingston.
The multi-function devices (MFDs) in the LRCs offer black-and-white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning for SCONUL Access members. Other visitors can borrow a photocopy card from the helpdesk for black-and-white or colour copying.
Visitors can borrow a visitor copy card from the LRC helpdesk.
Find out more about the MFDs, including costs and helpsheets.
There are different zones within the LRCs so you can choose an area to suit the way you study.
Different students have different preferences for their study environment; some like to have a little background noise, others require complete silence in order to concentrate on their work.
Please choose your study area carefully so that you do not disturb others. All zones are clearly marked with signs. It is possible that you may be asked to move to a more appropriate area.
Viewing facilities are available to special members and visitors, some of them can only be used by special members who can borrow. There are more viewing facilities available to current students in seminar rooms.
There is an extensive cinema collection at Penrhyn Road Learning Resource Centre and the Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Centre. You can watch DVDs on computers in the LRC or borrow them to watch at home. A few films are still available on video cassette only and a viewing station is available for watching these. Please note that we do not lend headphones and you will need to bring or buy your own if you wish to watch DVDs or videos in the LRC.
Films based on a work of literature are shelved with the literature so it is always a good idea to check on iCat first or ask a member of staff for help if you are not sure.
All DVDs are in locked cases and you need to unlock these before you can watch the DVD. Borrow the DVD from one of the self-service machines (even if you are going to watch the DVD in the LRC) and then swipe the case on the DVD unlocker located just outside the LRC entrance to unlock the case. There are stickers on the DVD cases and posters in the LRCs to make this easier for you, or please ask a member of staff for help.
There are listening stations on the first floor of the Nightingale Centre where you can listen to our extensive collections of CDs, cassettes and records. Headphones can be borrowed from the LRC helpdesk on the ground floor.
In each LRC, we provide self-service areas for preparing and presenting work. You can:
You can purchase the necessary binding materials, laminating pouches and other materials from the helpdesk.
View the list of items for sale (PDF).
Each site also has several multi-function devices (MFDs) in the LRCs, which offer black-and-white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning.