• Welcome and About Us

    About Us

    The Learning Centre is conveniently located on the ground floor of No. 1 The Square  

    Contact details are:

    West Lothian College Learning Centre
    Almondvale Crescent
    Livingston
    West Lothian
    EH54 7EP

    Tel: 01506 427601

    Email: LearningCentre@west-lothian.ac.uk


    October Week Holiday Opening Times

    Mon 10 Tues 11th Closed

    Wed 12th -Thur 13th   8.30am - 4.30pm

    Friday 14th  8.30am - 2.30pm


    Opening Hours  (Term Time)

    Mondays   8.30am  - 6.00pm

    Tuesdays   8.30am - 9.00pm

    Wednesday  8.30am - 4.30pm

    Thursdays 8.30am - 9.00pm

    Friday   8.30am - 3.15pm

    Student holiday opening hours are posted at that time.  Check back for details.

    Staffing

    Library staff are all part of the support team within the college. We have four members of staff:

    • Linda Hartley (Librarian)

    • Margaret O’Neill

    • Anne Logan

    • Facilities

      As well as our comprehensive collection of both printed and electronic books, magazines, and databases, the Learning Centre also provides a convenient place to study. This includes a dedicated Quiet Study space, space for group work and individual study. All these spaces are  equipped with charging and connection points.  Learning Centre staff are always on hand to help with any IT or information enquiries.

    • Finding Information & Using the Learning Centre

    • Electronic Books

      Below are links to our main Electronic Book collections. You will need your OpenAthens username and password to access these books. Remember all these books are also accessible from the Library Catalogue.  Use the Click and  Collect service to obtain the printed copies of books listed in catalogue..

    • Online Resources

      As well as the books and DVDs you see in the Learning Centre we have an increasing amount of online digital resources. Below are details and links to these resources. Anything of particular relevance to your course will also be listed in your course area within the VLE.  Any problems with access please contact the Learning Centre staff.  Please note you will need your OpenAthens username and password to access some of these resources. If you do not have this speak the Learning Centre staff or contact LearningCentre@west-lothian.ac.uk 

      Remember the Learning Centre staff are there to support you in finding and using information. As well as the resources listed we can also obtain information from the public libraries and other colleges and universities.  Please do not hesitate to ask for help.

    • Study Skills

    • Harvard Referencing

    • Digital Literacy

      This section brings together a collection of resources to support and develop your IT abilities.

    • Student Information A-Z

    • Subject Hub (A TO C)

    • Subject Hub (D - F)

    • Subject Hub (G - L)

    • Subject Hub (M - P)

    • Subject Hub (Q - Z)

    • RESEARCH SUPPORT DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    • Section 19