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Free courses

You can borrow books on a range of learning topics, from arts and craft to business management.

If you’re already following a formal course search the library catalogue to see if we have the background reading and information you need.


You can access a wide range of free online courses with your library card.

Choose the right course for you by creating an account or logging in to one of the providers below.

General courses covering a range of subjects

Universal Class

Over 400 free online courses from business skills to alternative therapies.

Future Learn

Free online courses from major universities on a variety of subjects


Free online courses from the Open University:

Digital skills

Digital Garage

Digital Garage is a free online course to bring digital skills to small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can strengthen their online presence, reach more customers and grow their business.

Learn My Way

Free online courses to help you develop digital skills. Learn about using a computer or mobile device, online basics (searching the internet, using email and public services online), more internet skills (online shopping, social media and more) plus online safety.

Some libraries offer Learn My Way support.

Code for Life

Learning to code is fun and easy and anyone can do it.

Language courses

Transparent Language

Learn from 80 languages at a level that suits you.

Children can learn French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or English words through the fun activities in Kidspeak. Select from the top menu within the modules for those languages.

Driving test Theory Test Pro

Essential practice for the official driving theory test, available at home and in the library.



For candidates preparing for British Citizenship test.

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