The Nightingale Centre: the Learning Resources Centre at Kingston Hill
The Nightingale Centre is Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at Kingston Hill. It houses the campus library including an extensive business collection. It boasts a range of zoned learning spaces such as individual study places and bookable group study rooms. Facilities include self-service machines for borrowing and returning books, computers, photocopiers, wireless network and power sockets for laptops. The learning café on the ground floor provides a place to eat and socialise. Students have 24-hour access to the building and all its facilities during term time.
The Nightingale Centre holds a comprehensive collection of business textbooks, journals, market research reports and newspapers. The library catalogue iCat together with journal, market research and financial databases provide online access to many business information sources both on and off campus. For postgraduate finance students there is a dedicated room for access to Bloomberg and a DataStream terminal is also available.
There is a dedicated business subject team in the Nightingale Centre offering expert support and training sessions. Help desk staff can assist with enquiries relating to library facilities and services as well as non-academic topics such as replacement ID cards and Council Tax Exemption Certificates. Additional support is available for students with disabilities or special needs who also have access to the Adaptive Technology Room equipped with specialist software. The Nightingale Centre provides a base for integrated student support which includes the Business and Law Academic Skills Centre (BLASC), careers and finance.
The Nightingale Centre is popular with students and many view it as a second home during term time.