Study support & careers

Help is at your fingertips!

If you want to find a study guide or book on a tricky subject, just search the online library catalogue to find what you need. If the books you require are not on the shelves you can reserve items online.

Our online reference library is also useful, giving library members free access to specialist website services from anywhere at any time. These include: Encyclopedia Britannica and Issues online. In addition if you are on a library computer you can also use Access to Research to read at a wide range of academic journals.

Bitesize revision is another useful resource, with BBC Revision guides and tests for KS2, KS3, 16 GCSE subjects, and AS, as well as links and other resources.

You can also ask for help finding information and resources by contacting the library by telephone, email, online via the library contact form or just pop in to your nearest library.

Volunteering for young people

If you are aged 14 and above Slough Libraries offers two main opportunities to volunteer.

For people participating in Duke of Edinburgh awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold, you can do your volunteering at any of Slough's libraries.

In addition, any young person aged 14+ is free to have fun and volunteer at Slough Libraries during the summer holidays.

Gain work experience and new skills as a Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer helping children to keep reading in the holidays. Great for your CV! Get your application in by Saturday 3 June 2017

More information about Duke of Edinburgh award and Summer Reading Challenge volunteering.

Going to University?

 If you are thinking of going to university, have a look at the UCAS website to find out about Higher, Further and postgraduate education courses and institutions. Slough Central Library also has collections of careers books, local further education college prospectuses and information on adult education courses.


Looking for some career guidance? National Careers Service and the Job Clubs can help and provide you with more information on your choices, from searching to applying for jobs (for more info please look at our Library news and events)