Online Courses




Transparent Languages Online


How it works

To access the site, please click on this link 'Transparent Languages Online'.

If you have signed up, then enter your login details.

If you need to sign up, click the 'Sign up' tab, enter your library card and follow the on screen instructions.  


Transparenent languages online -

Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with extensive social media resources.

Learn English: Transparent Language Online also teaches English for speakers of various languages such as: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. Transparent Language Online also includes access to mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices, allowing for language learning on the go




Infobase learning cloud


How it works

To access the service users should click the link Infobase learning.

This link brings patrons to login/create screen, from which they will be able to first create their account, then log in on subsequent visits. Existing users will be able to sign in using their current RBdigital username/password.


Infobase learning - More than 50,000 on-demand training videos for more than 500 software applications, including, Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, iPhoto, iTunes and iPad, HTML5 and CSS3, Google Docs and Social Media




Access to Research


How it works

To access the site, please click on this link 'Access to Research' to get started.

NOTE: This resource is only available for use in the Library


Access to Research - Access to Research gives free access to over 15million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.




Future Learn


How it works

To access the site, please click on this link 'Future Learn' to get started

Future Learn - Join millions of people learning for free on FutureLearn. Find free online courses and online degrees from leading universities and organisations.





Universal Skills/Community Support


How it works

Full, details of how to Signup or Login are in the leaflet Signing Up and Logging in – A Quick Tour. To access the leaflet click this link - Sign-up and logging in help. (will open in a new window)


To access the site, click on the heading or this link Universal Skills 


Universal Skills - The "Community Support" collection gives support in job hunting and the government's online Find a job process. To help those wanting to know more about and claim Universal Credit there is a step by step guide for users to follow. For people currently arriving in the United Kingdom to settle in their new home, "Life in the UK (the British way of Life)" is a guide to prepare people 



Universal Class - FREE online courses


How it works

Already registered? Click here >  Sign in


Not registered?

To register you need your library card number and a personal email account

To register click here > Register 

You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.

Click on the email link and follow the links to login.

Browse and join a course!


Universal Class - Hundreds of courses, including Yoga, Digital Photography,
Computer Basics, Excel, and Accounting & Bookkeeping for Everyone
Learn in your own time, at your own pace
Expert instructors giving continual feedback