Adult Learning in Libraries
Donegal libraries have great facilities for adult learners both online and on our shelves. Browse the library catalogue for titles you need, see link to Search the catalogue. If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact your library and we’ll do our best to get it for you.
Local libraries try to identify courses that are being run in their area and will stock titles relevant to the course. E.g. Childcare course material in Central, Milford & Bundoran libraries. Please contact your local library with any queries, see link to Contact Us.
All libraries have public computers with Internet access where you can follow online courses. We also have various reference databases online, which are accessible through the library website, see link to Online Resources, and CD ROMS such as the Driver Theory Test, Genealogy etc.
Libraries are currently in partnership with FÁS to provide e-learning in the library. You can choose from a large list of FREE online courses and work on library PCs or from home. Ask in your local library for details. See www.onlinelearning.com for information on further courses.
Local libraries also run various courses throughout the year as part of our schedule of programmes, e.g. Art courses, Internet and basic computer courses etc. See What's on link for further details of events happening in your local library.
For more informal learning, An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (The Library Council) have produced a series of 'Lifesteps' booklets for learning about various subjects through the Internet. E.g. Gardening, Family history, Art etc. See www.lifesteps.ie for further details.
Come in and see our ‘Learning for Living’ collection of books in plain English.
For information on resources and courses available to help improve your literacy skills, check out the National Adult Literacy Agency website at www.nala.ie.
Don’t be shy! Ask in your local library today.