The Learning Resoures Centre Library at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Learning Resources Centre

East Durham College has a Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at each main campus offering an extensive range of study materials and study space for students.

The Learning Resources Centre aims to provide students with the space, technology, equipment and resources to support learning. Our knowledgeable and experienced
staff are on hand to help you gain access to resources and make the most of the facilities on offer.

Where will you find us?

There is a centre located at each main college site – Willerby Grove (Peterlee) and Houghall (Durham).

What is available at the LRC?

  • LRC inductions and referencing sessions
  • Books and journals
  • Reference materials
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • DVDs
  • Online resources
  • Over 8,000 ebook titles
  • Web catalogue to search for resources
  • Computers and laptops (including Macs and Microsoft Surfaces)
  • Photocopying, printing, binding and laminating services
  • Free WiFi so you can work on your own laptop or tablet
  • Colour and black and white printers, scanners and photocopiers
  • Individual and group study space
  • Stationery shop

Staff liaise frequently with college departments to ensure that the latest course-relevant texts are available to students to support their learning. All students will be given an induction to the Learning Resources Centre and are issued with a Student/Library Card which allows access to use the IT facilities and borrow materials.

Take a Look Around the Peterlee Learning Resources Centre

Opening Times (Term Time)

Peterlee Campus

Monday: 8.30am till 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am till 9pm
Wednesday: 8.30am till 9pm
Thursday: 8.30am till 9pm
Friday: 8.30am till 4.30pm

Houghall Campus

Monday: 8.30am till 5pm
Tuesday: 8.30am till 5pm
Wednesday: 8.30am till 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am till 7pm
Friday: 8.30am till 4.30pm

Holiday Opening Hours

The LRC is also open throughout the holidays if you want to catch up with your work away from the distractions of home (Closed during the Christmas break).

Please check opening times with the LRC staff on 0191 518 8375 or email