All Islington branches run regular events and activities, fitness classes and homework clubs. The Central library has a First Steps Learning Centre and runs ESOL classes. All local residents are entitled to use the free personal development and employability service. The Cat and Mouse library and Lewis Carroll libraries provide books and other media, events and activities for children. The local history and archives service is based at the Finsbury branch. A collection the books defaced by the playwright Joe Orton is also held at the Finsbury branch. The Computer Skills Centre provides free IT training for anyone over 19 who is unemployed or a low wage earner.