2.10 The Learning Resources Centre

The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is based on the first floor of the courtyard block. The LRC houses:

The Library
An IT suite of 16-17 computers (There is a small MAC lab separate from the Library)
Study Support services
Special Collections including:

The Stanislavski collection and archive

  • Theatre Arts collection

  • Jean Benedetti collection and archive

  • Clive Barker collection and archive

  • Noel Greig / Pam Schweitzer / Kate Crutchley archives

  • David Bolland (Kathakali) collection

  • Theatre for Young Audiences collection

  • Theatre Centre archive

  • Nick Chelton lighting design files

  • The College Archive 

A detailed guide to the services of the LRC is available on the

College Library VLE pages.


The library has substantial collections including:


  • Over 50,000 books on the performing arts and related subjects
  • Over 80 current journals, some with long back-files.
  • Music scores and libretti (opera and musicals)
  • A large collection of playsets (some 11,000 items)
  • A large DVD collection.
  • Audio recordings on CD and LP.
  • 6,000 colour slides.
  • Audio-visual equipment for loan including video cameras, CD players, speakers, media projectors etc.
  • Theatre programmes, plans and publicity.


The library catalogue can accessed via the front page of the College VLE or at: https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley


The catalogue provides access to all of our stock, as well as to the stock of the London Libraries Consortium.


The library subscribes to several electronic resources including:


  • The International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance

  • JSTOR Arts and Sciences collection III

  • The Alexander Street Press North American Drama collection

  • Drama Online

  • The Berg Fashion Library

  • Theatre in Video

  • Digital Theatre Plus

LRC staff are always pleased to help you find the materials that you need: if you cannot find what you want, please ask.

Frank Trew (College Librarian)
Terry Connolly (Assistant Librarian)
Gill Spark (Library Assistant
Unchel Chanan (Library Assistant)

Library staff are available to help you at the library counter and are able to advise you on how to contact IT or Study Support staff. Staff can be contacted on  020 8308 2626 or email library@bruford.ac.uk



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