Learning at your library

Grays library microfilm reader

The microfilm reader within Grays library is temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Courses you can access online

Your Thurrock library membership gives you access to free online learning opportunities.

Free online courses

Universal Class is an online service offering a wide range of courses and a real tutor who will assess your work. More than 500 courses are available, covering subjects such as:

  • office skills
  • psychology
  • crafts
  • creative writing
  • cookery
  • management skills
  • sciences
  • computer skills
  • photography

All you need is your library card, email address and access to a computer, which you can get in any Thurrock library. Go to Universal Class and enter your library card number to register or login.

Universal Class is also available on the Libby app, which is free to download.

Libby app

Download the Libby app and register with your library card – for advice, go to Libby app: help:

Learn languages online

Transparent Language Online is a language learning system that uses flashcards and sound to teach you a words or phrases. You can learn English as your second language or access any of 80 languages through your computer or smartphone. To login, enter your library card number and email address.