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Learning Bus

The Learning BusWould you like to learn about computers in a relaxed environment?

Would you like to learn how to use the Internet to…

  • Plan a holiday or weekend break?
  • Do your shopping in comfort?
  • Find information on hobbies and interests?
  • Keep in touch with family and friends?
  • Find out useful information?

…if so the Learning Bus is for you!

Dublin City Libraries Learning Bus is a fully equipped mobile learning unit aimed at bringing computer learning into your community. The Learning Bus is equipped with six multi-media computer stations with full Internet access and a full range of support material including books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Free tuition is available to help get you started with computers and the Internet. After the initial session we encourage you to carry on using the Internet, which is available for free at your local library.

The Learning Bus can be booked for free and open tuition by community groups, clubs and societies.

For more information contact:
Learning Bus Programmes
Dublin City Public Libraries
Tel: 01 6744851

View photos of the Learning Bus on flickr!

Support for Adult Literacy Tutors

Going back to education as an adult isn’t easy and for those with reading and writing difficulties the stigma can prove daunting and discouraging. Trained literacy tutors play a key role in helping adults with reading and writing difficulties, and in recognition of this Dublin City Central library has compiled a resource bank of publications to support their professional development.

The publications include a range of recommended reading material related to adult literacy theory and practice, and are aimed at those who work in the adult literacy sector, and in particular those completing the NALA / Waterford Institute of Technology’s distance education programme.

The National Adult Literacy Agency and Dublin City’s Central Library are cooperating on promoting this reading material for adult literacy practitioners. For user convenience the resource includes both a lending and a reference copy for consultation in the library. Further information from:

Bernadette Cogan
The Central Library
Tel: 01 8734333