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Nottingham City Libraries online courses

Discover new hobbies, improve your digital skills, find new strategies to manage your health and wellbeing or learn new skills to help career opportunities or find a job.  

Our courses are delivered via our new eLearning platform, which will enable you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace. 

We run courses throughout the year on a variety of subjects - all designed for people who are looking to learn something new, fill skills gaps, explore an interest, build up confidence, or those considering voluntary work or moving into employment. Courses we have run in 2020 include Photo Editing, Programming using Python, Mindfulness, Drawing basics and Parenting Teens. 

The great thing is, you don't need any prior skills or qualifications to sign up - plus the courses are free if you're in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income.

Current Courses listed below

There are no courses running at the moment. If you are interested in being informed of our next round of courses then contact jasmin.laing@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

Nottingham City residents who meet the following criteria are entitled to our course free of charge if they:

◆ Are 19+
◆ Are unemployed and in receipt of benefits
◆ Are job seeking or working and earning below £16,009 annual gross salary
◆ Have lived in the UK or an EU country continuously for the last three years on the first day of their intended course.

Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required three years are eligible if they meet the selected criteria. These criteria are set by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).


How To Register

To register and book onto any of these courses you will need to enrol on our eLearning platform. You will need your library card number and password to access the courses. Click here to go to our learning platform: https://learn.nottinghamcitylibraries.co.uk/

Not a member of the library? It’s free to join the library and you can either join online or by visiting one of our reopened libraries, or you can apply online. Applying online for a library card is quick and easy, we’ll email your library card within one working day, so you can start using our free online services straight away. https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/join-the-library/

What’s my password? Your password will be the pin number you set up when you first joined the library.

Forgotten your password? If you have a card but have forgotten your pin, then click here to request a new pin. https://emlib.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/nottcity/search/patronlogin

Lost your library card? Please email reception.centrallibrary@nottinghamcity.gov.uk with your name, address and date of birth, and we’ll check our records and email you a new card.

New to eLearning?

If you are having any problems with accessing the portal or want to speak to someone further, please email Library Development Officer Jasmin on Jasmin.Laing@nottinghamcity.gov.