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Learning and lifestyle

Learning and lifestyle

We’ve compiled a list of high-quality learning and lifestyle resources below.

Access to Research

You can access over 1.5 million academic articles free! Find information about art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, the sciences, and a whole lot more at Access to Research website. Please note that this resource is only available when you visit the library. Visit at

BFI Replay

60 years of screen stories, digitised and preserved, and available to view in your libraries! BFI Replay is free to access and enjoy, for users to research and study, with thousands of videos from the 1960s to the present day - some familiar and memorable, others rare and unseen for decades. BFI replay is only available on library PCs. Browse the collection at

Citizens Advice Scotland

Citizens Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems. Find out more at

Connecting Scotland

Being online is an essential lifeline, keeping us connected to friends and family, informed and entertained, and able to learn, work, shop and access health information and other public services. Connecting Scotland is aiming to help get every citizen in Scotland online. Find out more at

Find a job

Find full or part-time jobs in England, Scotland and Wales. Use the ‘Find a job’ service to search and apply for jobs at


There are thousands of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations on FutureLearn. Most of the courses can be accessed free of charge. You will pay the course fee if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion. Find the list of short courses at

GCF LearnFree

From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, maths, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. Find out more at

Learn My Way

Learn My Way, from the Good Things Foundation, has free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. Try it out at

Lending Voices: Portable Podcasting in Your Library

The "Lending Voices" project, funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), is an innovative initiative by South Lanarkshire Libraries that aims to make podcasting accessible to everyone in the community. Find out more at Lending Voices: Portable Podcasting in Your Library - South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture.

Life in the UK Test

The Life in the UK website offers learning materials for the assessment required for British citizenship or permanent residency. These resources are based on the 'Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents' (third edition) handbook, published by the Home Office. The study guide is available in multiple languages. Sign up for free by entering the code sllclibraries on the sign up page. Access the resource at

Locator – find the right service

Locator is an on-line resource for searching the Third Sector services available within South Lanarkshire. Search at


MoneyHelper joins up money and pensions guidance to make it quicker and easier to find the right help. Find out more at

Money Matters Advice Service

The Money Matters Advice Service is a free and confidential service that helps people living in South Lanarkshire or working for South Lanarkshire Council claim benefits and deal with debt. Access advice at

MoneySavingExpert is the UK's biggest consumer website, dedicated to finding deals, saving cash and campaigning for financial justice. Discover more at

My World of Work

When it comes to your career, there are so many possibilities. Start your journey at

National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre, with assistance of the British Library, has digitised its Archive including The Piping Times. It is easy to search and free to use. You can find it at

OpenLearn: The home of free learning from the OU

The OU provides around 5% of its formal course materials as free open educational content every year on OpenLearn. Find it at

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