Online Courses


Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS)

Universal Class


Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS)

Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is an online course that teaches typing, reading and spelling. It is designed to benefit students of all ages who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties.

Our priority is to ensure that we can continue to offer places to students with conditions like dyslexia. While we would expect to have enough places, depending on demand, we may need to pass on any that haven’t been used in a good while.
The student can login online (at home or in the library or school, etc). The course itself is highly recommended, but younger students will generally benefit from plenty of encouragement and direction. However, just to note that the course may not necessarily suit every student.

Some useful links:
TTRS website
Equipment requirements
Helpful advice
Advice on posture and avoiding strain
Suggested daily practice time

For information on how to avail of this service, please email

This service has received funding under the Dormant Accounts Fund (Department of Rural and Community Development).


Universal Class

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience and it’s available free of charge to all DLR Library members. With a growing catalogue of over 400 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing the highest quality online training. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

Courses are available in accounting, business, psychology, exercise and fitness, entrepreneurship, arts and music, home and garden care, cooking, computers and technology, health and medicine, writing skills, law and legal, parenting and family, pet and animal care…plus 100’s more.
The service provides high quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Courses include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and an instructor to help you master the learning outcomes.

When signing up, you will be asked for your library card number. 

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