Learning Resources

Bird College Learning Resource Centre is based in Admin Cottage and is a vital resource for students studies, whether practical or theoretical.

The Learning Resource Centre currently has 6 computers with internet access, plus colour and black & white printers, a photocopier and a scanner. The library currently stocks 2,900 specialist books and 560 DVDs along with the latest editions of all dance and theatre publications; The Stage, Dancing Times, Dance Europe, Dance Magazine, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Theatre & Performance, Dance Theatre Journal and Ultrafit.

Although Bird College has a collection of specialised material the College also enjoys strong links with other libraries including Laban Centre, Royal Academy of Dance, Roehampton Institute, Rose Bruford and the University of Greenwich.

Bird College Learning Resource Centre was fortunate enough to receive a generous donation of sixty five books from Charles Hedges. This contribution will directly benefit our students and is greatly appreciated. Charles Hedges was a longstanding and well-respected international dance and film critic and former chair of the dance section of The Critics’ Circle. He passed away on Saturday 16 June 2012 after a long illness. Charles also helped to bring into fruition the concept of the National Dance Awards and for many years ran the St Albans Ballet Club.