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Your Cairns Libraries membership provides you with free access to 70 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in your native language. Learn languages like Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian and many more.

Use online or download the apps. Apple or Android.

A free language-learning website with a wide range of languages to learn. Sign up for a free basic account.


More than 3000 courses available. Topics include software, web design, photography, film making, music producing, game design, social media and job search tools.

A wide range of free computer, career and creative technology tutorials whether you are just starting out with computers, want to apply for a job or want to work on brush up on your skills.

Find the latest information to help you manage online safety issues.

Get new skills for a digital world and grow your career or business at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive.


An interactive online computer training directory that has evolved into one of the world’s largest databases of computer education training material. Log in using your Cairns Libraries membership for unlimited 24/7 access.

Free online courses and videos designed for Seniors who would like to learn about mobile devices, email, computers, and how to stay safe online.

Free online courses to help you thrive in a digital world.


Explore museums, galleries and literary culture from all around the world.

Free learning resources on topics such as culture, natural history and science.


Provides information and practice tests for Queensland learner drivers

Super star maths teacher Edie Woo presents tutorials about maths on his popular YouTube Channel. Best suited to school years 7 to 12 and their parents!


A collection of online learning resources for children aged 3 years and older. It features fun activities and games which target core maths, literacy and phonics skills and stimulate creative work with colours, shapes and sounds. Log in using your Cairns Libraries membership for access to hundreds of games and activities.

An interactive adventure game for children from 5 years old. Students can learn the programming language ‘Scratch’ as they explore the Crystal Rainforest. A fun activity with lots of robots and extra activity pages under the resources section. Your Cairns Libraries membership opens the door to exciting adventures, interactive tutorials and fun scratch puzzles and games. Makes learning Scratch programming easier and great fun for all!

An online ‘reading room’ featuring Australian stories for primary school age children, read by some of Australia’s finest storytellers. It’s a place where the wonderful world of storytelling is shared and a whole lot of fun!

Picture books, learning games and interactive islands – the perfect recipe for developing early literacy.

Find thousands of free games, videos and resources

A multi-subject site that provides free learning resources

Use the password: ”cairns” for online access to magazines and resources including topics on English, Language, Arts, Social Studies, Science and more.

Last updated: 30 Sep 2020