Learning Resources

Welcome to Brine Leas Learning Resource Centre/Library

The library is a really supportive place for you to work. We have designated the library as a silent study area where you can concentrate without being disturbed.

The library provides resources that will support your learning; these include books, reference materials, internet, research guides, newspapers and university prospectuses and information.

Now that you are in the Sixth Form you will be expected to work more on your own but I can help you with your research skills. I have put together useful online websites & research guides to assist you with your studies and I encourage you to ask me for help and advice with selecting resources and research methods.Click on the links below to access the information.

Open throughout the school day, you may borrow books via the librarian or by using the Self Issue system at the library counter.

Borrower Information

BL6 students may borrow items from the library at anytime during the school day. Books can be issued via the librarian or if the library counter is unattended students may use the Self-Issue system, or fill out the paper issuing form on the library counter

  • Scan a resource
  • Scan your library borrower barcode
  • Place the resource on the desensitizer and move the resource up and down (as shown in the diagram below)
  • The self issue is complete and you may borrow the resource until its due date
  • To RETURN the resource simply scan it back onto the Self Issue computer & leave the book on the library counter.

BL6 students may borrow up to 4 items at any one time.

Quick Links


The Library Catalogue

EPQ & using library resources to find information


Assignment Help

Assignment Help

Research Guides


A great introduction to Boolean searching


Clear and detailed reading strategies to help students


Easy to use reference