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Hinckley Library

Our adult learning suite at Hinckley Library is located a minute’ walk from the  Crescent Bus Station in the heart of the town, a short walk from the high street. Our adult learning suite includes three classrooms on the library floor; an IT Suite and two general purpose classrooms, and an additional IT suite and craft room accessed via the stairs at the rear of the library.

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  • Hinckley Library, Lancaster Rd, Hinckley, LE10 0AT. Get directions.
  • Freephone 0800 988 0308
  • lals.hinckleybs@leics.gov.uk
  • Open: Monday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tuesday 9.00am to 4.00pm then 6.00pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm then 6.00pm to 7.30pm, Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm.

    Please note, these hours are term time only and that the venue will be open on reduced hours during school holiday period. Please call our freephone 0800 988 0308 to check if the venue is open, before visiting.

Travel to our venue

Car parking

Numerous car parks are available near the library, including:

  • St Mary’s Road Public Car Park (mobile ticketing available)
  • Trinity Lane East/West Car Parks

Bus services

The following bus services provide transport in and out of Hinckley:

Choose How You Move!

Choose How You Move is a partnership project between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, funded by the Department for Transport. Their website (and app) is a one-stop-shop for travel information in Leicester & Leicestershire.

Use the journey planner to help you explore the different travel options that are available in Leicestershire.

Accessibility

Disabled Access

The library building, including the Adult Learning Suite, is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The main entrance, and ground floor classrooms are step-free, and a lift is available for access to the upstairs classrooms.

Toilets

The library is equipped with disabled toilet near the front entrance, which is available for all learners and library users.

Out-of-hours access

For access to the learning rooms outside of usual Library opening times you will need a Smart Library Card.

Smart Library Access

This venue is one of Leicestershire Libraries, Smart Libraries. This means that, if your course is scheduled outside of standard library opening hours, you will need to have a ‘smart’ library card to access the building.

How do I get a ‘Smart’ card?

Existing library members who want to make use of smart opening hours need to complete a short induction. This can be done online and will give you instant access to our smart libraries. You will need your library card on-hand when you start the induction. If your library card has expired, you will need to check with your local library to see if your account details need updating before completing the induction/registration process.

You can also contact a smart library to arrange an in-person induction if needed.

NEW library members can register to join the library and set-up smart access once you have received your card. New members need to collect cards in person so you can arrange to complete the smart induction whilst you are on site!

Facilities

Each classroom is fully equipped with:

  • Interactive screens for teaching
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Sinks and cleaning facilities for creative courses
  • Fully wheelchair accessible

Health & Safety

Copies of relevant centre policies related to Health & Safety are available on request from your local Business Support team. Below is some key information:

Fire Evacuation Procedure

During the first lesson, your tutor will talk through the Fire Evacuation Procedure and within the first few weeks do a walk-through practise.

If any learner should need help with leaving the building in case of an emergency, your tutor will complete a Personal Evacuation plan with yourself to ensure this help is in place.

Dynamic Emergency Lockdown Procedure (Run, Hide, Tell)

Dynamic lockdown is the ability to quickly restrict access and egress to the site or building (or part of) through physical measures in response to a threat, either external or internal. The aim of lockdown is to prevent people moving into danger areas and preventing or frustrating the attackers accessing the site or building.

  • Each of our centres holds the overarching procedure specifically related to the venue
  • All our centres display the “Run, Hide, Tell” awareness posters
  • The alarm can be used verbally or by use of a panic alarm

What can I learn?

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Better Mental Health

Our Better Mental Health courses are designed for anyone experiencing, or recovering from, mental ill-health.

More information about 'Better Mental Health'
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Digital Skills

Whether you are a complete beginner or want to grow your skills we have something for you! Our courses can give you both recognised qualifications that employers are looking for, and useful skills for everyday life.

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Employability Skills

Our Employability courses are specially designed to support those learners wishing to gain skills and qualifications to directly support them to improve, or gain, employment opportunities.

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English and Maths

Whether you are looking to brush-up on the basics, grow your confidence, or gain a qualification, our English and maths courses give you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to succeed.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL tutors will support you to learn the language skills you need to be able to communicate in English. You will learn grammar and punctuation, writing and reading, and speaking and listening. 

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Languages

Learning a new language provides you with a new appreciation of diverse cultures and a new skill that can be used for business, work, holidays, and family life.  

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