There are many opportunities for learning in the City Library from learning English or another language, attending an Internet tutorial or borrowing a book or DVD on a wide range of topics - from medieval literature to cake decorating to DIY landscaping.
About the Adult Learning collection
The Adult Learning collection is found on the 1st floor of the Central Library, where the ramp exits into the Non-Fiction Zone.
It has books, cassettes, CDs and videos to help:
Subjects covered in the Adult Learning collection
Some of the subjects covered in this collection include:
Grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, mathematics and spelling materials for adult new learners
Books and tapes or CDs to help with pronunciation, speaking, listening and communicating in English
IELTS practice material
Books and book and cassette/CD sets for new readers. These graded readers are available from starter to advanced levels and cover a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and biographies of interest to adults.
Tours of the Adult Learning collection
We can arrange tours of the Library and Adult Learning collection for tutors with groups of adult literacy or ESOL students.
The City Library offer free 45-minute Internet tutorials. These relaxed training sessions aim to provide you with the skills you need to search the Internet confidently and successfully on your own. Our tutorials are all "hands on" with one person per computer.
- CV and jobhunting
- Computer skills
- Overview of the Internet
- Browsing the Internet
- More web searching
- Using the www for email
- Library catalogue