Learn at Libraries
You’re never too old to learn something new. Auckland Council Libraries offers a vast selection of tools, resources, classes and workshops designed to help you sharpen your mind, broaden your skill set and reach your goals.
Learn life skills through Pathways Awarua
Pathways Awarua is a free online learning tool that helps you improve your reading, writing and maths skills and teaches you practical tasks like budgeting and learning to drive.
We’re delighted to have developed a new learning path called ‘Living in your Community’ - with easy-to-use interactive modules that give you the knowledge, skills and support to thrive.
Try out our first two modules focused on public libraries and how to use our services and navigate the shelves.
Visit the Pathways Awarua website on your home computer or device or from a public PC at the library and sign up for an account.
Once you’re logged in, you can start learning immediately!
Classes and workshops
Tāmaki Makaurau is a diverse city, and our libraries are always looking for opportunities to deliver classes and workshops that meet community needs.
Our wide range of classes and workshops cover conversational English, digital skills, The Reading Revolution shared reading support groups, arts & crafts and much more.
Pop into your local library or follow them on Facebook to find out what classes and workshops are available.
Are you looking for one-on-one support?
Book a Librarian sessions can help you navigate the many different options available for learning and improving your reading, writing and language skills.
From basic computer and technology skills, getting started with your CV, using the library catalogue and more, our librarians are available to help you.
Complete this form on our website to get one-on-one help from a librarian
Reading and writing support for adults guide
If you struggle with reading and writing, you are not alone. View our guide for getting help to improve your skills once you have left school.
Whether you are new to reading and writing or wish to practise and improve your skills, we can help you find literacy classes, easy-to-read books, use free online learning tools, get a free library card and give you one-on-one help.
Keen to sharpen your technology, creative and business skills? Your library card gives you free access to over 16,000 online learning courses through LinkedIn Learning.
Courses are available in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese, and you do not need to have a LinkedIn account - just your Auckland Libraries account login details.