Online Courses

Rideau Lakes Public Library has partnered with Contact North to make online learning courses available at your local library. Through Contact North you can access thousands of courses at all skill levels. We offer computer workstations at all branches and a quiet work environment for study.

What is Contact North? 

Contact North | Contact Nord works in partnership with Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and over 250 public essential skills and training providers to increase and improve online and distance learning opportunities for Ontarians in over 600 small, rural, remote, Aboriginal and Francophone communities across the province.

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Examples of courses and skills development:

  • Computer use essential skills
  • Literacy
  • Diabetes and diet
  • Introduction to WHMIS
  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Introduction to Smart Serve
  • Be your own Boss
  • Customer Service
  • High school and GED
  • Office administration

**Many literacy, basic skills and GED courses are available free of charge.

If you would like more information or are looking to register, contact toll free:

855-353-2642 or email