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Welcome to LRC Online - (March 2021)

Coronavirus update (March 2021) - Important information about Derby Road LRC

All LRC's are now open - please see opening times on this page.  Access to the main LRC at Derby Road is by appointment only. A bookings system is in operation to use:

  • A computer (2 hours max),
  • A desk (2 hours max)  
  • To borrow resources / see a member of LRC staff for help (15 mins max).

Please make your bookings using MyPC.

Access to all other LRCs will not require an appointment but access will be limited based on the number of people in the space at any one time.

Please contact us via email,, if you have any queries or would like help using any of the online resources available on LRC Online.


The Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) across Vision West Nottinghamshire College offer comprehensive library services and IT facilities. The guides on this page aim to answer your questions about how to use the LRCs and the resources available to you.  We have a range of subject guides for your area of study.  These have links to lots of online resources so please take a look.

Click on the relevant image to the right to access LRC Online for college staff, LRC Online for students, or LRC Online for off campus users if you are a work based learner, doing an apprenticeship, or an apprenticeship specialist member of staff.

Subject Guides

LRC Resources for Students

LRC Resources

for Students

LRC Resources for Staff

LRC Resources 

for Staff  

LRC Resources for Off Campus Users

LRC Resources for 

Off campus users 

July 2021


There are around 400,000 people affected by sight or hearing loss. People are affected differently but there is no doubt that everyday activities can be difficult and time consuming for them. Even if we are not one of them, we should still get involved and learn how to make life easier for them. We can make donations, raise money for deafblind charitable organisations, make shops and workplace more friendly and approachable or even learn sign language. We can choose how we want to help and we can really make a difference. 

Please check the website below and our library resources to find out more about this awareness. 

Also you can watch Molly's story by clicking on the link Molly is one of many people who are trying to have a normal life.


Awareness talks

Proud to be proud

British sign language

Supporting children with sensory impairment

Let's sign. Early years

Special education needs

Your First Steps: A Guide for Parents of Children with Sight Problems


National Picnic Week will  take place across the UK. It is a wonderful occasion to reconnect with family and friends after such a long time not being able to meet up with people due to the Covid restrictions. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy nature and spend some time away from tv, mobiles and other devices. You can even make a day out of it! You can go walking, play games, visit a zoo or many other attractions and then have a lovely picnic together. 

Please check the website below and our library resources for the ideas for picnic meals and places to go. 


Great Britain's best trips : 36 amazing road trips

The 5-minute salad lunchbox : happy, healthy and speedy salads to make in minutes

Vegan cakes and other bakes

50 walks in the Peak District

Railway day trips : 150 classic train journeys from around Britain


Samaritans have launched the 'Talk to Us' campaign in the UK and Ireland. They are members of Helpline Partnerships. Their helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are struggling and find it hard to cope or even carry on with life. It started with one man 60 years ago and now there are 21,200 volunteers from 201 branches.

Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.

You can email them if you find writing easier than talking

Also you can contact them if you are concerned about somebody else.

Please check our library resources and the website below for more details.



Talk to us

Mindfulness for students

50 ways to feel happy


The things you can see only when you slow down

Quiet : learning to silence the chatter and believing that you're good enough

Emotional resilience : how to safeguard your mental health



Plastic free month is a worldwide event to help people to find a way to start a plastic-free life. Every step counts no matter what size, every little change will make a difference and together we can make the world a happier and cleaner place. Simple everyday things sometimes can be easily converted into environmentally friendly items. Reusable water bottles, plastic-free tea bags, no straws or disposable coffee cups, avoiding plasticware at home, using razors with replaceable blades, buying products in boxes instead of plastic containers or bags etc. There are so many ideas which can be so easily introduced at home, school and workplace. 

Please check our LRC resources and the website below to find out more about plastic-free events. 

You can also find some more information on the following websites:


Plastic free month

How to go plastic free: eco tips for busy people

We are all Greta : be inspired to save the world

50 things you should know about the environment

What's really happening to our planet?

50 ways to help the planet : easy ways to live a sustainable life