Learning in Libraries

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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, websites to support self-learning, power supply for personal laptops and devices, many of the latest applications, assistive technologies, printing facilities, and many more useful and attractive facilities.

There are lots of exciting and fun opportunities to learn something new or build on existing knowledge, free, in your local library.

What sort of learning?

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

Tutor-led learning

• guided learning or support with your device on an individual basis
• friendly staff to guide you through downloading e-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines

Self-Help Learning

• access to quality online learning to teach yourself
• master a new language
• improve your everyday skills for business or personal use


Regular one-off sessions are held in the 4 larger libraries, where a friendly learning advisor can speak to you individually about what you want to learn and tell you about the learning and support we have on offer, in a relaxed, informal setting.

We will:

• meet you individually in Barrhead Foundry, Clarkston, Giffnock or Mearns Libraries, or arrange a remote session if you prefer
• have a 20 to 30 minute chat with you
• advise you on the best support/tuition we can offer to help you progress
• book you an appointment for IT support/tuition, if possible
• give you information on quality websites for self-study online
• inform you of other learning opportunities taking place in East Renfrewshire libraries and advise you on how to find a course

Find out More:

Please contact us and ask to book a meeting with a learning advisor.

Contact your local library to find out more.

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Library and Information Services

General Enquiries

Email: libraries@ercultureandleisure.org

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