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LSBTC Digital Spine Library

Welcome to the LSBTC Digital Spine

The LSBTC digital spine is here support your studies with: digital spineDigital Spine Books

  • study spaces,
  • headphones to borrow,
  • Digital Spine desktop computers on the 6th floor, room A06.10 and 8th floor, room A08.10.,
  • our book collection in the Digital Spine room, 4th floor, room A04.10 and electronic books and resources on this website,
  • the Digital Spine quiet study room in the 2nd floor, room A02.22,
  • our digital spine team, who can help you with library information, finding the books and resources you need, IT help and support, and help with your study skills.

Where can you find us?

You can find the LSBTC Digital Spine Library at our Vauxhall Nine Elms site, Belmore Street, Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JY.

  • The Digital Spine library is in the 4th floor, room A04.10.
  • The Digital Spine quiet study room is in the 2nd floor, room A02.22.
  • The Digital Spine desktop computer rooms are on the 6th floor, room A06.10 and 8th floor, room A08.10.

Can I borrow books and a headphone from the Digital Spine Library?

  • You can borrow up to 6 books at any one time.
  • Headphones are loaned for a day only and must be returned 15 minutes brefore the digital Spine closing times at 5 pm.
  • All books (items) are loaned for 3 weeks initially.
  • After 3 weeks your books (items) will be renewed automatically and you will receive an email with your new return date If the books (items) are not requested by other students.can

Can I borrow a laptop from the Digital Spine Library?

Yes, you can borrow a laptop to be used in the Digital Spine rooms for a day only, and the laptop must be returned before 4 p.m. For further information, please speak to the Digital Learning Facilitators in the digital spine room, 4th floor, room A04.10.

Digital Spine Self-service Machine Library self service machine

Students can use the self-service machine to:

  • borrow books (items),
  • return books (items),
  • see on loan books (items), and
  • see overdue books (items).

To borrow books (items):

  1. Press Borrow
  2. Scan your ID Card Barcode by placing your ID card barcode facing up on the shelf where green circle is
  3. Place the books (items) on the Shelf
  4. Press Done
  5. Press No or press Print Reciept

To return books (items):

  1. Press Return
  2. Place the books (items) on the Shelf where the green circle is
  3. Press Done
  4. Press No or press Print Reciept

To see your account what you have on loan or overdue books (items):

  1. Press Account,
  2. Press Hold to see the books (items) you have reserved to borrow,
  3. Press On Loan to see how many books (items) you have brrowed,
  4. Press Items Overdue to see the books (items) that are overdue to be returned,
  5. Press Fined/Fee Items to see the amount of fine and the detail of the books (items) that are long overdue.


Lambeth College students receive £5 printing credit at the start of each new term (i.e. September, January and April).

Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) are available throughout the College. These allow you to print, scan or photocopy. If you forgot your ID card, you can still print your work by login using your College ID-Number and password on the printers.

There is a charge for printing and photocopying if you run out of your free Print credit. Please top up your print credit on the Print Credit Kiosk machine.

To top up your print credit:

  1. Scan (touch) your ID card on the RFID reader (Red colour pad)
  2. Inset coins or notes e.g., 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2 or £5 (please note: no change given)
  3. Press Done

Printing costs


Black & white

  • A4 5p for one side page or 8p for doubled sided
  • A3 10p for one side page or 18p for doubled sided


  • A4 15p for one side page or 28p for doubled sided
  • A3 30p for one side page or 56p for doubled sided

Reminder information to note

If another student has requested a book (item) you have on loan, then you will receive an email asking you to return it. Please do this so the item can be shared fairly with everyone who needs to use it.

Our emails will be sent to your college email, so please check that regularly.