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Learning Resources

Students have access to a collection of learning resources and online databases (journal articles, eBooks, newspapers etc.) from University Centre Peterborough and the Inspire Education Group. The majority of these resources are available remotely as well as on campus.

Students can access their resources through Canvas and Library Resources.


Canvas is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you can find your course resources, lecture materials, library access, and module information. Assignments are submitted through Canvas using Turnitin<insert link to section below>.

You can access UCP’s Canvas here: and log in via Google using your student email and password.

Canvas is updated regularly and our weekly Student Briefing is posted there with important updates and useful information.


You can also find information on:

  • IT support
  • Student Support
  • Student Voice and Extracurricular
  • Employment Hub
  • Academic Skills
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Academic and Financial Support
  • Course Transfer, Pause in Study, and Withdrawal
  • Change of Details and Proof of Study

Library (Library & Digital Resource Hub)

University Centre Peterborough students can use:
Library & Digital Resource Hub at Peterborough College, RM Yellow 25, & Stamford College, Yellow Zone Level 1, close to The Refectory.

Term-time Peterborough College opening times:

Monday to Thursday – 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Friday – 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Telephone: 01733 762137    Email:

Term-time Stamford College opening times:

Monday to Friday – 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Telephone: 01780 484339       Email:

Holiday hours for both Libraries:

Monday to Thursday – 8.45 am to 4.30 pm
Fridays – 8.45 am to 4.00 pm

The Library & Digital Resource Hub provides a wide range of books for loan (print and eBooks) as well as online databases (newspapers, journals, maps and other useful resources).

Students have full access to the resources in the library catalogue. Books can be reserved from either College Library and collected from your campus.

Students can borrow 14 books for 4 weeks; please note these are subject to fines if the loan goes overdue. Books overdue by more than 60 days will be referred to finance where further charges, including a £10 admin fee will be applied.

Please remember to renew or return your library books on time. If you need to talk to a member of the team about your loan, visit the Library or email: or

As a HE student, you can choose to study in any of the student spaces in the College libraries where you can work alone or as a group. You can also log onto any of the student PCs or book them in advance, with access to the internet & Microsoft Office. Chrome books, laptops and headphones are available for you to use whilst you are in the library. There are also printing and scanning facilities.

The friendly team are always happy to help students and staff use the various services available and can offer advice or sessions on finding the right resources.

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