Online resources

Online learning and research

Free digital skills to stay safe and connected

Niche Academy – Free online training videos on a range of topics including all our digital resources, Microsoft, social media and more.

Driving theory test – practice your driving theory test online for free using your library card. You can access the full, latest bank of questions used in the test and can take as many tests as you like. Reading’s libraries stock the book of questions for extra practice.

For help getting started watch our video introduction to Theory Test Pro.

GoCitizen – study guide and practice tests to help you prepare for the Life in the UK citizenship test.

For help getting started watch our video introduction to Go Citizen.

Transparent Language – offers you the chance to take free language courses in over 80 foreign languages, including French, German, Urdu, Hindi, Polish, Arabic – and English.

For help getting started watch our introduction to Transparent Language.

Britannica Library – Britannica Library is an encyclopedia with content for learners of all ages, connecting you to authoritative, age-appropriate reference materials. Adult edition (for ages 18 up), Student edition (for ages 12 to 18) and Junior edition (for ages 5 to 11).

To find out more about Britannica Library, watch our video introduction.