Adult Learning at the Library

Device Advice

If our digital skills courses don’t fit your busy schedule, Device Advice is for you. Book a half hour appointment for help with your digital device. Times vary across our library branches, please ask a member of staff for more details.

Central Library Fridays 11am - 12pm
Gourock Library Fridays 11am -12pm
Kilmacolm Library Mondays 5pm - 6pm
Port Glasgow Library Mondays 2pm - 3pm
South West Library Thursdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Learn through: 
Half hour drop-in sessions using learner’s own device to solve basic digital queries. 
Learner-led session should be pre-booked by contacting your local branch or 01475 712323

All courses are free!
Allocation of places is on a first come, first served basis.


Horticulture: Allotment Gardening

A free course run by West College Scotland & Inverclyde Libraries.
Starts Monday 27th March, 12.30PM-3.30PM

This Level 4 course is designed to develop the candidates skills in allotment gardening.

This FREE practical course will be delivered from: 
South West Library,
159 Inverkip Road, 

The unit is designed to develop skills in growing a range of fruit and vegetables from planting to harvest.

Course Information:
The Unit is for candidates with little or no experience of horticulture

1. Gather information on a range of fruit and vegetables for growing in an allotment.
2. Carry out preparation of a small production area.
3. Plant out an area with a selection of fruit and vegetable crops.
4. Carry out aftercare of crops.
5. Harvest a selection of fruit and vegetable crops.

If you are interested in joining this course then please use the link in the other websites section of this page to register.
Before filling in the form please read the registration notes document in the documents section of this page.


Online Courses

There are free online courses available on the Internet that can help you become more confident using a computer. You can access these from home if you have a computer, laptop or mobile device, or use one of our PCs for free. You will find links in the Other Websites section of this page to sites that can get you started.


Job Skills

If you need to improve your interview skills, or just want to learn how to produce a professional CV, the library can point you in the right direction. Please visit the Job Skills page in the Related links section for further details.


Skills For Mobile Devices

View our Techy Tea Break videos on the Inverclyde Council YouTube channel.
We have various topics - using Zoom, online security, accessing library services and much more.
See the link in the Related links section