Grimsby Institute Learning Centre

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Grimsby Institute Learning Centre

Grimsby Institute Learning Centre

Learning Centres at Grimsby Institute


There are two main Learning Centres at our Nuns Corners campuses. Ispace ( FE Learning Centre) is located on the first floor of D Block. The HE Learning Centre is located in the University Centre over two floors. There is an additional provision at the Nunsthorpe Campus in Sutcliffe Avenue.

The Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) Learning Centres are located at the main Nuns Corner campus; and there is an additional provision at the Nunsthorpe Campus in Sutcliffe Avenue.

Staff and students may borrow from any or all of the Learning Centres.

Full details of services and facilities are available in the centres and on this website. Before borrowing items you’ll need to obtain your Student Identity Card. By using the links to the left you will find that most of your questions will be answered.

If you have any further questions, please contact us with any queries using the details found in the ‘Contact Us‘ section.

How To Borrow From Us


Before you can borrow books from the Learning Centres you will need a student ID card which you can get from Student Records. Once you’ve got your ID card your details are automatically entered into our system, within 24 hours. You must have your ID card to borrow any items.

Students and staff may borrow up to 10 books at a time, and can renew books up to five times. You can renew and reserve books in person, by phone or online.

Remember don’t let anyone else use your card. You are responsible for all books and resources (including laptops) issued on your ticket.

Books are generally loaned for up to two weeks or seven days.

Renewing items which you have on loan


To renew by phone 01472 311222 Ext. 1322, to renew online go to online library catalogue or use any of the OPACs located in the Learning Centres.

Please note: You cannot renew a book using the self-issue system or online if you owe a fine.

Reserving a book


If a book is out on loan you can reserve it to be held for you when it is returned. You can do this yourself using the online catalogue system or by asking at the Learning Centre desk.

A member of our staff will phone and let you know when it is available for collection.

Loaning Laptops


Laptops are available in the HE Learning Centre and in Ispace (FE) from the self-service locker. Laptops are generally available for a two hour loan and students are expected to be responsible for them; plugging them back in and making sure they are returned promptly. Laptops loaned from ISpace must stay in the centre and not taken out into classrooms etc.

Online Resources


Students and staff have access to thousands of online books and journals through our new academic gateway – Shibboleth.

This can be accessed through our new virtual learning platform Canvas.

Shibboleth has a range of online academic journal banks and e-book libraries.

Please see the Learning Centre staff for inductions and guidance on using online resources.

Contact the Learning Centres


You can contact us at any time on the numbers below;
HE Learning Centre: 01472 311222 ext 1322
FE Learning Centre: 01472 311222 ext 267
Ella Malton (Academic Achievement Coach): 01472 311222 EXT 1423