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Online Learning

All online services platforms are changing in line with National Policy. Current members are required to re-register for Universal Class using the links below. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Carlow Library offers a number of online platforms for eLearning – Universal Class, Mango Languages Online and World Book Encyclopaedia Online. Choose from up to 400 different courses, 70 different languages and find reliable, current information on World Book for projects, essays and other research.

eLearning with Universal Class

Universal Class

Universal Class is a FREE Online Continuing Education Service offering 400 educational and leisure courses for our library members. All library members can enrol in up to 5 courses for which you have 6 months to complete each. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. Click on the link below and enrol for the course of your choice and get started today.

ArtistWorks: Music and Art Instruction


ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Students now have access to this kind of instruction, regardless of reductions/eliminations of school music programs and without the high cost of private instruction. Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments. Professional musicians provide instruction, Art and voice classes also included, Video based with bookmarking features On-the-go learning. This service is free to Library members and is available 24/7. All you need to use is your library card number.

eLanguage Learning with Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Our new language learning online service is now live. Click on the link below to register for Transparent Languages Online. On your first visit, create a new account (inputting your Carlow County Library membership card number) and complete registration. Email address required.

eReference with World Book

Mango Languages

The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopaedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Simply click on the link on the right of the page or the World Book Icon above, enter your library card number and access a world of information.

Vision-net for Business

Vision-net is now available, free of charge, to all Members of Carlow Libraries. To access the service you need to click on the link below and log in using your library card number. Vision-net is an internet based service which gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered. Vision-net.ie provides you with immediate online access to the original documents that companies have filed in the Companies Registration Office. By scrolling through a report you can click on any C.R.O document (filed since 1998) and a scanned image of the actual filed document will appear on your screen which you can then print, view or save.