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Learn at the Library

Learning Opportunities at Tameside Libraries

Throughout the year Tameside Libraries hold a variety of courses, workshops and learning sessions for Adults.

Adult learning activities happening in libraries:

  I.T. Courses For Beginners - Learn My Way
  • Get started with Learn My Way - Ashton Library every Tuesday 11am-12noon. Free and simple online courses for beginners. Come along to our free workshop to help you get started using your device and getting online.
    Learn my way

    • Have a go for yourself. Register here with your email the first time then log back into the same account next time. Please use the centre code shown for the relevant library.

    • Learn My Way Centre Codes
      Ashton Library   (3457097)
      Denton Library   (3457098)
      Droylsden Library   (3457099)
      Dukinfield Library   (3457100)UK Online Centres Network
      Hattersley Library   (3457101)
      Hyde Library   (3457102)
      Mossley Library   (3457103)
      Stalybridge Library   (3457104)

      To try at home download the instructions.pdf


Get started with online job searching

Get Started With Online Job Searching - Ashton Library every Wednesday 11am-12noon 

Come along to our free workshop to help you get started using online tools for job searching, help on CV writing and managing the search and application process. Think about keeping track of applications and interviews and get tips on practising before you go. Once you are registered you will be able to practise anywhere you use the Internet at your own pace.



All of our libraries have PCs for you to use.

Library members can use the internet free of charge for up to one hour per day. Charges apply for additional use of the internet by members, internet use by non-members, and printing. If you are not a Library member it is easy to join and membership is free. Find out how to join the library.


Improve Your Digital Skills - iDEA

Get started with iDEA - Ashton Library every Thursday 3.30-4.30pm. Free online courses to improve your digital skills; collect badges as you complete units and build up to an award. iDEA Tameside and GlossopiDEA is a scheme for the digital age similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Come along to our free workshop to help you improve your digital skills.


Benefits of Reading


Reading regularly has been shown to benefit us in many different ways. Reading develops the vocabulary, general knowledge, understanding cultural awareness which can lead to improved education and skills levels and employment prospects.

Reading for pleasure often can raise self-esteem and promote wellbeing, helping to overcoming problems such as loneliness and depression. It can also help to keep our minds active as we get older, whether we still read stories and magazines, or listen to audiobooks.

Fostering a love of reading for pleasure in children is therefore really important, but it's never too late to start or improve your reading skills. Tameside Libraries has a range of groups and activities for all sorts of readers.

  • Readers' Groups - If you love reading why not join one of Tameside Libraries Readers' Groups.
  • Book Time for Yourself - Small and friendly groups offering a new type of reading experience.
  • Reading Well - Books on Prescription
  • Quick Reads - Tameside Libraries stock a range of short and engaging books for adult readers by bestselling authors.
  • Reading Ahead - A scheme to support and encourage readers which is particularly help for speakers of other languages and those with reading difficulties. Ask about Reading Ahead at any Tameside LIbrary.



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0161 342 2031
Tameside Libraries
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