Carlow Libraries offers a number of FREE online platforms for eLearning – Universal Class, Transparent Language, ArtistWorks music tutorials and World Book Online encyclopaedia. Choose from up to 400 different courses, 70 different languages and find reliable, current information on World Book Online for projects, essays and other research.

Universal Class

Universal Class is a FREE online continuing education service offering 400 educational and leisure courses for library members. You can enrol in up to 5 courses each of which you have 6 months to complete. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. All you need is your library card number and an email address.
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ArtistWorks: Music and Art Instruction

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides library members with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and ArtistWorks: Music and Art Instruction artistic professionals, from introduction to advanced performance. Art and voice classes also included. Video-based with bookmarking features and on-the-go learning. This service is free to Library members. All you need is your library card number and an email address.

eLanguage Learning with Transparent Language

Create a FREE language learning experience that meets your specific goals, whether that’s beginner alphabet courses, professional-level lessons, skills based practice and beyond. Accessed through the same RBDigital app as the eMagazines, all you need to create an account is your library card number and an email address.
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KidSpeak is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up. Accessible through Transparent Language, KidSpeak introduces your children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. To access KidSpeak download the RBDigital app, choose Transparent Language and create an account using your library card number and an email address.

WorldBook Online

World Book Online 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 eReference with World Book and related websites. Click on the link on the Carlow Libraries website online learning page, enter your library card number and access a world of information.
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Vision-net is an internet based service which gives you immediate online access to information on every Irish and UK company registered.

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