What do you want to learn?

​​​​Join in our vibrant and flexible learning programs, including learning for pleasure, work and study. We can also link you to a range of  introductory and accredited courses.

Our services include:

  • Return to study
  • Improve your reading, writing and maths skills
  • Gain new skills to get a job 
  • Just learn something new
  • Explore a range of study and course options
  • Free access to computers and wifi

Talk to our friendly staff about what suits your learning needs and explore our range of offerings and support.

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Digital literacy

Build your confidence and digital skills. Take one of our introductory courses online or face to face at any of our libraries. Call your nearest library to book a time or get further information about courses on using computers, mobile devices, the internet and email, social media and code club.

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Reading, writing and maths

Get free support in your local area one to one or in small groups based on what you need for everyday life, work or further education or training. Contact your local library.

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Adult Education

It's never too late to learn. Learning in a relaxed social setting is a great way to gain skills and knowledge that enrich your life. Take the opportunity to ignite a new passion or rediscover an old one. Learn a new language, renovate your home (or your body), release your inner artist or uncover the dancer within. Fees apply.

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Children's programs

Your local library has a wide range of events for kids and families. There's something for all ages. Rock & Rhyme is 30 minutes of fun songs, action rhymes and short stories for kids under 2 years. Storytime is for children aged 2-5 years. There are also school holiday and after school activities.

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Lifelong learning

Find free or low-cost classes that equip you with the skills you need for life and work. There are workshops, training, and one-off sessions across a range of areas. For example, there are English conversation, computing, craft and work licences sessions. Contact your local library to explore your options.

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Accessing eCollections

Find out how to download ebooks, emagazines, music and more. Join a session to explore family history resources. Attend an author visit or a reading group. Learn how to make the most of your modern library and archives. Check out what is on near you.

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Research and cultural events

Find out what's on at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts. Come along to author talks, family history workshops, other special events or join a book group at your local library.

​See what's on near you

​Talk to us about further learning opportunities

If what you're looking for is not scheduled, or you would like to discuss learning pathways or opportunities, talk to someone who can help near you.
Check out what else is on near you

Many libraries and OACs run additional activities.