Language and learning

Support for learning English and digital skills.

Reference Online is available 24/7 and contains information on a variety of subjects from many study resources. All you need to do is enter your library membership number - the nine-digit number without spaces - after clicking on each title. If you are not already a member you can join the library online.

See a full list of reference online titles.

Tense Buster

Practise and improve your English language skills with this eLearning course.

Tense Buster can test your level and help build confidence in your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

You can create a simple account to keep track of your progress, or just practise.

Access at home or in libraries

Learn my way

Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online. 

Access at home or in libraries.

Digital Unite

A range of over 400 how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics.

Access at home or in libraries

Essential sites

These sites are important resources for people living in the UK. They are available for free online and you do not need a library card to access them.


The UK Government website. Key services include benefits, job search, information on births, marriage and deaths, passport applications, booking driving tests and tax services.

Office for National Statistics

The ONS website is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics. It collects and publishes statistics on the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

Language Café – Online sessions

Language Café is run by Oxfordshire Libraries and is a safe space for you to talk in English and other languages. It is a place to meet others, ‘swap’ languages and practise speaking and listening in other languages. The session is led by library staff to maintain a happy learning environment for all.

These sessions are free – and open to all adults over 18 years old.

At the moment, the sessions are online – so you will need a computer or mobile device with access to the internet.

For more details, go to Language Café