Lifelong learning is about continuing to learn through our lives, picking up new skills and brushing up old ones. Aberdeenshire Libraries are committed to supporting your learning by helping you find out about the options available to you and providing resources that you need.

We can help you become more confident

  • with reading, writing or numbers, or if English is not your first language with resources from Skills Zones
  • getting online and filling in online forms

Skills Zone


Quick Reads

These short novels are great if you don't have time to read or if your reading is a bit rust?.

Easy Reads

These are numbered from 1 (easier) to 6 (for more confident readers). Pick a level that you enjoy reading at.

Audio books

Listened to any good books lately? Read one of these books and listen at the same time, to help with your reading or English.



Life stories of the rich and famous

Life Skills

Topics such as cookery, driving, computers, money management, lifestyle books.

Grammar and Dictionaries

For more information on any of these items, please
telephone 01467 532929 or email libraries@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Getting Online

Your local library can help you learn about computers, tablets and other devices. A number of our libraries provide one-to-one or small group support sessions. Please contact your local library to find out where sessions are currently running.

During sessions, you might learn how to:

  • use a mouse and keyboard
  • get started on the web
  • search online
  • access public services
  • understand online banking and shopping
  • use email
  • connect with friends on Facebook
  • find and book a holiday
  • use an iPad or other tablet

 Need extra help?

We can put you in touch with your local adult learning worker for free, friendly, confidential help with reading, writing and numbers. Alternatively telephone the Big Plus helpline on 0800 917 8000 or visit the Big Plus website

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