O’Reilly Learning Platform

The O’Reilly Learning Platform is one of the Library’s online resources that provides access to a massive amount of resources. On it you can find over over thirty-five thousand different e-books and over thirty thousand hours of videos that are constantly being updated.

Up until now logging into O’Reilly has been a slightly roundabout process where you had to follow several links to be able to read a book Also, if you wanted O’Reilly to remember where you had got to in a book you would need to create an account, using your College email, and logging into this would another couple of steps to the login process.

Now the Library has made the process of accessing O’Reilly much easier, all you need to do is use the link below and enter your standard College username and password. This will also automatically link you to an account rather than you having to set up your own.


Once you have logged in you will be able to explore all the resources available to you.

O’Reilly provides resources on a huge range of subjects. While it mainly covers I.T. based subjects including Software Design, Programming Languages, Web Development, Mobile App Development, Software guides, Data Engineering, AI and Security

You can also find e-books on business, engineering, fashion design, personal fitness, cookery books and photography as well as many more subjects. You can also find books and advice on helping you find a job and improving your career prospects.

You also get access to Play Lists and Learning Paths that will take you all the way from being beginner in a subject to an expert level.

There is an Answer section, where you can ask questions of O’Reilly’s tech base.

To find the books you want you can use the search box at the topic to search for a books or video title, subject keyword or text from the e-books. You can also use the Explore tab on the side bar to look for all the various subjects and choose what you are interested in.

If you want to use O’Reilly on the move there is an App you can download for any mobile device from either the Apple or Play stores. All you need to do is search for O’Reilly and look for the O’Reilly icon Icon

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Once you’ve installed the App to login all you need to is put in your College email.

Say that you’re with Bradford College and want to sign in with SSO.

After you have entered your College username and password you will be able to access and download all of O’Reilly’s content.

on the fifth day of Quizmas the Library asked of me …

more trivial things.

21)  Which country is believed to have started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
A) Italy
B) Portugal
C) Germany
D) Greece

22)  Who did the robins on the first Christmas cards represent?

A) The Army
B) The Police
C) The Postmen
D) The Government

23)  How many things did my true love give to me over the 12 days of Christmas?
A) 12
B) 104
C) 222
D) 364

24)  When did Tom Smith create the first Christmas cracker?

A) 1747
B) 1797
C) 1847
D) 1897

25)  Why is an X used in Xmas?
A) Crucifixion cross
B) inability to write
C) Greek for Christ
D) It is a kiss

on the fourth day of Quizmas the Library asked of me …

Where you may have heard these quotes at the movies or on tv?

16) “I am a cotton-headed ninny-muggins“?
A)  Nativity! (2009)
B)  Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
C)  Elf (2003)
D)  A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

17) “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings“?
A)  White Christmas (1954)
B)  It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
C)  Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
D)  A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

18) “Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind“?
A)  Trading Places (1983)
B)  Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
C)  Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
D)  It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

19) “No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight“?
A)  Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
B)  The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
C)  Trading Places (1983)
D)  Gremlins (1984)

20) “Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back“?
A)  Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
B)  Home Alone (1990)
C)  Die Hard (1988)
D)  Bad Santa (2003)

on the third day of Quizmas the Libraray asked of me …

To solve the puzzle of these questions literary.

11) How many children does Bob Cratchit have in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

12)  Which Dr Seuss character “stole Christmas”?
A) Grinch
B) Horton
C) Lorax
D) Thing Two

13)  In “A Visit from St. Nicholas“, how many of Santa’s reindeer have names begin with the letter D?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

14)  In the Harry Potter series, what does Molly Weasley give her children as a present every Christmas?
A) A wand
B) An owl
C) A jumper
D) A chocolate frog

15)  In how many of William Shakespeare’s plays is Christmas mentioned?
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

on the second day of Quizmas the Library asked of me …

What are the answers to these musical quandaries.

6) “Stay Another Day” was a 1994 hit for who?
A) Bros
B) East 17
C) Wham
D) Enya

7) “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday“ was a hit for which group?
A) The Wombles
B) Wizzard
C) Queen
D) Slade

8) Greg Lake’s “I Believe in Father Christmas” was kept from the UK no. 1 spot by which group?

A) The Wombles
B) Wizzard
C) Queen
D) Slade

9) Who released the 1973 classic “Merry Xmas Everybody”?
A) The Wombles
B) Wizzard
C) Queen
D) Slade

10) What year did “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey reached number 1 in the UK charts?

A) 1994
B) 2004
C) 2014
D) 2020

on the first day of Quizmas the Library asked of me …

To give the answers to this festive trivia.

1) Which British city is believed to have celebrated the first Christmas in 521AD?
A) Canterbury
B) Exeter
C) York
D) Worcester

2) Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer was added to Christmas in which year?

A) 1919
B) 1929
C) 1939
D) 1949

3) “Feliz Navidad” is Merry Christmas is which language?
A) German
B) Spanish
C) Italian
D) Welsh

4) Which country traditionally has The Yule Goat?

A) Ireland
B) Italy
C) Sweden
D) Ukraine

5) Who donates the Christmas tree which stands in Trafalgar Square to the United Kingdom?
A) Norway
B) Finland
C) Sweden
D) Denmark

‘Tis the season to get quizing

Between Monday 6th and Friday 10th December the library will be posting 25 festive multiple choice questions.

Five questions will be posted daily at 9am.

The questions will be Christmas themed and cover trivia, music, books and films.

Answers will be posted on Monday 13th December 2021.

Merry Quizmas, everyone.

Journals online, we’ve got you cover-to-covered.

Most Bradford College students will be aware that they are able to to access journals through an A-Z title search, or find articles using a Discover Search.

Sometimes you may just want to flip through a magazine in the hope of gaining some inspiration, or just to fill a bit of time. This is where the newly expanded online newstand the Library has can help.

Flipster is the Library’s online digital newsstand and it allows users to access to digital magazines from cover-to-cover (unfortunately any free gifts that may come with the physical copy are unavailable). The Library currently has a collection of 34 titles, with current and backcopies available to read.

Titles available include; ARTnews, Autocar, Black Beauty and Hair, Cycling Weekly, Early Years Educator, Four Four Two, Gay Times, Guitarist, Men’s Health, National Geographic, Nursery World, PCWorld, Popular Mechanics, Sight and Sound, Vogue, and Women’s Health.

To find out more visit our Library Online page to find the complete list of titles and how you can access them.

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