Learn online

There are so many ways to learn online with the library! Expand your mind and skill set with free courses and tutorials – try a new language, research your family’s history or learn to drive!

Courses and tutorials


Universal Class

Universal class has more than 500 courses available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter.
Whether for professional or personal development, everyone can benefit from these free online courses.

To access Universal Class: Connect via the website.

To create a Universal Class account: Register with your Victoria Park Library card number and sign in.

Course examples:

Craft and Hobbies

ESL Basic Grammar



Health and nutrition



Software Technology

For help, contact the Help Desk via your Account Options.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy gives library members access to a range of online video tutorials. These tutorials give step-by-step instructions on how to use the Library's digital resources, as well as online platforms such as Facebook and Pinterest and more!

To access Niche Academy: Connect via the website.

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to building the confidence, digital skills and online safety of Australians.

To access Be Connected: Connect via the website.

Driving tests

Practice for your driver’s licence with learner driving tests from Aussie Driver, and explore comprehensive information on Western Australian Road Rules.

To access Aussie Driver: Connect via the website.


Helpful databases


Ancestry.com provides access to thousands of information databases, including international census results.

Currently researching your family history? Then come along to our free monthly Family history group.

The West Australian Archive Digital Editions

Read digital editions of The West Australian ranging from as far back as July 2004 to as recent as yesterday.

To access this resource, ask staff for the username and password.

Activ Library

Activ Library is a major library for disability-related information in Western Australia.

Everyone is welcome – parents, families, carers, people with a disability and teachers and staff working in the disability field.

Access to more than 8000 items including books, DVDs, training materials, journals and selected websites.

The collection has a strong focus on intellectual disability and autism, as well as other disabilities, developmental delay and learning difficulties.

To access the catalogue: Connect via the website.


Cochrane Library is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

To access Cochrane Library: Connect via the website.

To read online: Read news, journal and articles from your web browser.

State Library of Western Australia

State Library members have access to the State Library of WA's eResources, including articles, eJournals, eBooks and eNewspapers.

For information on how to become a member of the State Library, visit the website.