Lifelong learning

Libraries Tasmania is here to support you with your lifelong learning goals. We offer a range of programs and services to help you learn for pleasure, work, study and everyday life. 

Lifelong Learning Information Service

We are here to help you find information about learning and studying as an adult in Tasmania. Whether it is learning a new hobby or changing careers, we can help you find information to get you started.

Contact your local library or call 1800 808 303 to find out more about adult learning opportunities.

Digital skills for daily life

We run free classes and tutorials to help you use technology in your daily life. If you can’t find what you need at your local library, we also have volunteers who can offer one to one help.

Contact your local library to find out more about classes and volunteer support.

Children’s programs

We offer a range of programs and events for children and families:

  • Rock & Rhyme – 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and short stories for children under 2.
  • Storytime – 30 minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes suitable for children aged 2-5.
  • School holidays program – offers activities and fun for the whole family.

Contact your local library to find out more about our children’s programs and events.

One to one help

Our staff and volunteers are available to give you one to one help. We are here to help with form filling, internet searching, printing, scanning, computer skills and so much more.

Contact your local library to find out more about booking a one to one help session.

Reading, writing and maths

We are a proud member of the 26TEN network, and we can help you improve your reading, writing and maths skills. We have volunteer tutors who will work with you to achieve your learning goals.

Contact your local library to find out more about how we can help with reading, writing and maths.

Learn English

We can help you with talking, writing and reading in English, and with maths.

You can work one to one with a tutor or join an English conversation group – these groups provide a relaxed way to practice and improve your English with new friends!

Library members can also access online language resources such as IELTS preparation.

Research and the Tasmanian Archives

If you are looking for help with your research, the Research and finding information page is the place to start. On this page, you can book a session in the History Room to access archival resources. You can chat with a librarian or archivist and ask your research question in real time.

We also have guides to help you search the Tasmanian Archives, the Tasmanian Names Index and family history records.

Adult Education

It’s never too late to learn. Learning in a relaxed social setting is a great way to gain skills and knowledge that enrich your life. Visit the Adult Education website to find out which courses are on offer near you. Fees apply.

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