The FYi is our fully-equipped Library and Learning Resource Centre

Our state-of-the-art facilities have been carefully designed to aid your learning in a modern and comfortable environment.  You will find a quiet, welcoming library stocked with all the books and magazines you’ll need, both for your courses and for leisure reading.  We strongly encourage all our students to read: we offer a range of book clubs, including manga – and we also encourage you to try writing for yourself in our Creative Writing Group.

Make sure to check your library account and catalogue here:

The FYi also contains our computer suite, so it’s a great place to access your Google Drive, where you will store all your assignments and homework, and all the resources your tutors will provide for you.  The FYi staff are here to help you manage your Google Drive, and also help you make the most of your iPad and/or other mobile devices.  There is unlimited wifi access.

Debbi Hodson – Head of Learning Resources and Careers

Julie Halliwell – Fyi Study Adviser

Gill Hellewell – Fyi Study Adviser

Lyndsay Davies – Fyi Study Assistant

Helen Crowther – Library Manager

We provide you with the best print and online content to help you with your studies, help you with study and research skills and lend up to 20 books for a two week period, with two renewals if you need them!

You can find all our services in one place at Fyi Central:

Opening times

At present we can only offer a very limited service, BUT staff are available from 8.15 to 4.15 if you need to contact any of us.

Contact us –

Fyi Central – your one-stop shop for all your library essentials:

We’re social! – Instagram | Facebook  We are providing lots of information about books, study skills, and wellbeing via our socials at this time, so please make sure to follow us for all our updates!

You can find all our home-access online resources here: Access e-books, newspaper archives, magazine archives, and much more to help you with your studies. 

Library catalogue and accounts

Library catalogue and accounts
Our Library system is called Access-It. You can access both the catalogue, and your own library account, from the link below. You can also browse books just returned, recommendations, and latest new books, and reserve them if you wish.
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Check your own library account by clicking ‘Guest’. Login with your usual computer username and password. You can see all your loans, renew your books, set alerts for new books coming in, and write reviews. Never miss a return date again!


Futures: see the Futures Team in the Fyi for all your career and work experiences needs:

LGBT: For anyone identifying as LGBT and allies, email Julie Halliwell for more details:

Public libraries

Need your local public library?  Find them here:

Blackpool –

Lancashire –

You can join your local library without visiting!  They’ll send you your membership details, and you can access a huge range of e-books for free!  (They also do Ancestry, Find My Past, Credo, and lots more.)  Follow their socials for videos, story time for both bigs and littles, and up-to-date info