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Learning in Libraries - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Learning in Libraries

Did you know?

Your local library is a warm, welcoming and inviting space where you can find some of the latest technology at your fingertips.

There are computers with free high-speed internet access, free WiFi, self-learning websites, power supply for personal laptops and devices, many of the latest applications, assistive technologies, printing facilities and many more useful and attractive facilities to entice you to come in and stay for a while.

It has opened a whole new window into interests; I can help my grandchildren and help myself - Frances, Adult Learner

Learning doesn't need to be boring

There are lots of exciting opportunities to learn something new in your local library.
From 16 years of age to a ripe old age, you're never too old.

Have you just dusted down your old desktop computer or laptop?
Is that tablet or iPad gift still sitting unloved in the box?
Maybe family or friends are encouraging you to learn?
Or do you just have that nagging feeling you're being left behind?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, or you just fancy finding out what all the fuss is about, then you're not alone! Come along, learn a new skill or build on existing knowledge. Fun, friendly and focused. Don't let that new computer, tablet or mobile device beat you.

What sort of learning?

Well, there's a wide range of learning to suit different interests and abilities, including:

  • tutor-led courses in small informal groups
  • access to quality online learning to teach yourself
  • friendly staff to guide you through downloading e-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines

All just waiting for you, what's more -  they're free. So, come on, what are you waiting for?

OTHER FUN CLASSES

We listen to you!

In response to feedback from customers, we run short sessions on popular computing topics from time to time throughout the year, as well as the regular computer and tablet classes. Have a look at the What's on  page to find out which of these popular sessions are coming to a library near you, and when.

Remember it's all free!

Not just computers

There are other learning opportunities too, not just computers. You could:

  • practice for your driving theory test
  • master a new language
  • improve your everyday skills for business or personal use

We can help you with those first steps into learning.

Contact your local library to find out more.

And there's more

If the help and support you're looking for is more to do with everyday living, then you may want to contact the Adult Learning team.

They offer support with:

  • Confidence building
  • Reading and writing
  • Numbers and money
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Learning Gaelic
  • Skills for work

  

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