library for web 2020The Northampton College libraries are an integral part of the teaching and learning experience at all three of our campuses.

Each library provides extensive and effective support to all students, and our state of the art facilities, easily accessible resources and highly experienced staff all help students to develop their knowledge, skills and intelligence in innovative and creative ways.

A centre of excellence

Our libraries lead the further education sector in developing a reading culture among our students, and have been recognised nationally as centres of excellence for developing academic skills, including literacy, numeracy and digital.

The work we do has also been acknowledged by:

  • The Association of Colleges (AoC), who have presented us with a prestigious Beacon Award for ‘Embedding Information and Study Skills Programmes into Curriculum’.

  • The Council for Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC), who have commended us for supporting the development of literacy, numeracy and digital skills among our students. At the CoLRiC Best Practice Awards, we have previously won for our Word Detective scheme in 2017, our Maths Magician scheme in 2018, and our Digital Capabilities (DigiCap) scheme in 2019.

  • The Reading Agency, where we have achieved eight consecutive Gold Awards.

Celebrating our students

Our Annual Library Awards Ceremonies bring together students, their families, friends and teachers to celebrate their achievements in special competitions, including poetry, short story writing, illustration and photography.

To find out more about our library services, resources and the support available, please visit

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student success

Sian Daley-Wilson, Level 3 Business Administration

Sian Daley-Wilson, Level 3 Business Administration

"After leaving school I began a fashion course but soon realised it was not for me so I drifted in and out of retail jobs. Eventually I decided that I...



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