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Start your lifelong learning journey today with a 20% New Year discount!

The discount is available on all fee-paying courses from 8:30am on Friday 1st December 2023, till 7pm on 31st January 2024. The discount will be automatically applied to the fees displayed on our website from 8:30am on 1st December 2023.

Loughborough Library

Located opposite the beautiful  Queens Park in Loughborough, less than a minute from Charnwood Museum, our adult learning suite at Loughborough Library is consists of four bright and spacious classrooms, which were refurbished in 2019. The venue plays host to a wide variety of courses including Painting and Drawing, Sewing, English and Maths, ESOL, Languages, British Sign Language and more! Access to the venue is exclusively via Smart Library Card. (more information on this below!)

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  • Loughborough Library, 31 Granby St, Loughborough, LE11 3DU. Get directions.
  • Freephone 0800 988 0308
  • lals.loughboroughbs@leics.gov.uk
  • Open: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 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 0380 to check if the venue is open, before visiting.

Travel to our venue

Car parking

The Adult Learning Suite can be accessed via the Adult Learning entrance on Granby Street.
There is no parking on site for learners. There is restricted parking outside the main entrance,
alternatively there are numerous public car parks in the area.

Bus services

Loughborough is accessible on several bus routes and is also within walking distance to the Great Central Railway. Bus routes include:

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 Loughborough Library building, including the Adult Learning Suite, is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Access to the building is via the ramp at the main entrance with automatic doors and Smart access.

Toilets

The adult learning suite is equipped with disabled toilet which is available for all learners to use.

Out-of-hours access

For access to the learning suite outside of usual opening times, please use your Smart 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 Wifi
  • 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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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.

More information about 'English and Maths'
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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. 

More information about 'English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)'
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Family Learning

Family Learning classes are taught at libraries, Children’s Family and Wellbeing Centres, schools, online and in the community. Courses are designed to help you support your child’s education journey, by learning how your child is taught in school while you also develop your own knowledge. Some courses are delivered as…

More information about 'Family Learning'
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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.  

More information about 'Languages'