Study support & careers

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Library resources

  • Study space
    View of The Curve's main floor book collection, public computers and study spacesAll libraries provide places to study and access to computers and wifi.
    Please note for computer and wifi access you will need your library card and PIN (under 18s must have parental permission).
    Please be aware at busy times it may be difficult to find a seat.
  • Study guides and text books
    We offer a range of study guides, text books as well as other non fiction books on topics relevant to your studies
    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.
  • Online resources
    • Encyclopedia Britannica - Get access to accurate, clear and checked information from anywhere at any time, on a wide range of topics with just your library card
    • Access to Research - Thanks to a new initiative, get access to a wide range of academic journals.
      This one is only available in the library: on library computers or when using library wifi
    • Learning resources - Access FREE learning tools with just your library card.
      Look out for:
      Transparent Language - access courses to learn 80 different languages inc German, Spanish, French
      Theory Test Pro - practise for your driving theory test.
      Universal Class - 350+ courses
      FutureLearn - wide range of FREE online courses offered by universities
    • Ebooks - Mainly fiction, but a growing range of titles on offer.

 

Another website you may find useful is 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

Volunteer with Slough LibrariesIf you are aged 14 and above Slough Libraries offers two main opportunities to volunteer.

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering
Want to complete your volunteering section for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards? Contact your local library and volunteer at any of Slough's libraries.

Summer Volunteering
Gain work experience and new skills as a Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer during the summer holidays. Help children to keep reading by talking to them about books, helping them keep track of their progress and giving out gifts. Plus help out with events for children in the holidays. Great for your CV!

More information about youth volunteering.

Careers Advice

Get advice on studying, careers and more from Slough for YouthLooking for some guidance about studies, jobs, careers and more?

Slough Youth Service offers special sessions for young people aged 16-18. Wednesday and Thursdays 2-5pm @ The Curve

If you can't get to these sessions, check at your local library for information about our Job Clubs and the Advice and Guidance Service - one to one sessions are also available

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.

The Curve also has collections of careers books, local further education college prospectuses and information on adult education courses.