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Information and learning

Wiltshire libraries can help you:

  • Look up information in books, leaflets, reports or on the internet
  • Obtain books, periodicals pr reports that are not in stock through the reservation service
  • Access Microsoft Office, the internet, and a range of online reference resources for free
  • Access government online information services including Find a job and Universal Credit

Researchers are advised that the libraries with the largest stock are Salisbury Reference Library and Trowbridge Library.

You can brush up your skills or get further with a hobby using the free award winning online resources shown below.
The library service also provides a range of free to access online resources covering a wide range of topics. Don’t forget to come into the library as well, though, to access books and other materials!

Future learnFuturelearn is run by the Open University and offers free short courses from leading UK and worldwide universities.  Learn online, for a few hours a week – from 2 – 10 weeks. Browse all upcoming courses or browse by theme.
Learn my way

Getting started with computers

If you or someone you know needs to get started with computers, you could suggest they try the FREE Learn My Way course from UKOnline.


If you’d prefer to meet up and learn with other people in person, then you might want to consider some of the options below.

The Learning Curve

Get online at your library

If you are new to computers, over 19 and claiming work related benefits such as JSA and Universal Credit and want to spend 90 minutes a week for 5 weeks learning how to get started, then Learning Curve can help you Get Online at one of our libraries, for free.  For more information, please contact Learning Curve on 01225 792500.

The Learning CurveThe Learning Curve also offer a range of other courses in the county. From computer basics and digital skills, to something for new parents.
Learning in Wiltshire

These Wiltshire council run courses are available to everyone who lives or works in and around Wiltshire.
The range of courses include:

  • Short, practical workshops to develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
  • Training to support apprenticeships and work-based learning, leading to qualifications
  • Flexible Learning for self-paced development
  • Short courses to develop sector-specific skills
Wiltshire CollegeWiltshire College offers a range of daytime and evening courses from various sites in the county.


Workers Education Association (WEA)Offers part-time education courses
The University of the Third Age(U3A)

Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for it's own reward.


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Last updated: 29 November 2018 | Last reviewed: 29 November 2018