The library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

Universal Class

Barrington Public Library offers the Universal Class platform for education and enrichment. This platform is accessible anytime, anyplace with an internet connection. To create a free account, you will need a Barrington Public Library card and an active email account.

With a free account you can enroll in up to five classes at the same time. You are allowed six months to complete a class. Each class has an online instructor with whom you can exchange emails, including questions about the material.

Please note: these classes are for enrichment purposes only and are not a substitute for professional development or college credit requirements.


  • Microsoft Office 2016 and older
  • Apple products (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
  • Windows OS & Mac OS
  • Business & finance
  • Sociology & psychology
  • Gardening & well-being
  • Email
  • Interview skills
  • Social Media websites & apps (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Sign-up for classes with your Barrington Library card at Universal Class. For registration issues or general information, contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2.