Learning resources


The YMCA George Williams College has one of the best specialist libraries in the UK in the area of informal education and youth work. The Library and its private study facilities are available to all registered students on full time, distance-learning and College recognized courses. The Library holds a unique collection of materials related to informal and community education. It has been built up over many years through purchase and by donations of specialist collections from people in the field. We now hold over 25,000 items. [More about the library]

Browse and search for books on-line. [Catalogue]


ymoodle is the College’s virtual learning system. As well as containing resources for students it also has material for managers, supervisors and the fields that the College is involved with. [More about ymoodle]


infed is a not-for-profit site provided by the College. Used by millions of people across the world each year it is an invaluable resource for those wanting to explore education, learning and social action – and in particular the theory and practice of informal education, community learning and development, specialist education, social pedagogy and lifelong learning. [More about infed.org]


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