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Marr Educational Resources Centre

Whatever your age or ability, the Marr Educational Resources Centre offers free public access to computers, internet, software and self-instructional learning resources. It is administered by South Ayrshire Council, but was established by and is funded by the Marr Trust.

Facilities and services

  • A small, dedicated team of staff are on hand to offer support and guidance as and when required
  • Access to PCs and Xbox and Playstation3 Consoles
  • Access to a library of computer software
  • A library of learning resources. For use in-house and for lending
  • DVDs and BLU-RAY titles for loan
  • Opportunity to be registered / assessed for the European Computer Driving Licence Scheme. (ECDL) Plus Advanced level ECDL modules Word and Excel
  • FREE Internet Access and support by Centre staff
  • Colour scanning and printing* facilities

* a charge is made for this facility.

Arranging a computer booking

The Centre operates a computer booking service. You will need a valid South Ayrshire Library card and PIN number. Sessions can be booked up to a week in advance. Anyone interested in using our computer facilities should arrange bookings with Centre staff. Bookings can be made by telephone 01292 313809, personal visit and on our online booking system Netloan.

DVD lending service

A DVD lending service is also available for Troon residents aged 16 yrs and over. Our DVD library includes, classic drama; film; documentary; children’s DVDs and World Cinema. We also have a small range of BLU-RAY titles. DVDs can be borrowed FREE of charge for 7 days. There is a fine system for overdue titles. You need a valid South Ayrshire Library card to access the lending service.

Qualification opportunities

Using our self-instructional learning resources plus staff support and guidance you can choose to work towards your ECDL basic and /or advance level. These can be pursued at your own pace and at times suited to you.

Family history facilities

  • 1881 Census on CD-ROM
  • Family Tree software for creating your own computerised record of your research

Opening Hours

View the opening hours and contact information.

About the Marr Trust

Charles Kerr Marr - a childless Widower - in 1919 he bequeathed his large fortune for the educational benefit of the townspeople of Troon where he had been born and brought up.

Out of Marr's generous endowment there was established Marr College - one of the most prestigious schools in Scotland - and the C.K. Marr Educational Trust.

Apart from providing the whole cost of the running of the Marr Educational Resources Centre, the Marr Trust provides: bursaries to persons engaged in tertiary education; scholarships to allow students to undertake postgraduate or research work beyond first Degree level; grants to allow students to undertake educational travel visits; special assistance for educational purposes to disabled persons.

The benefits of the Trust are limited to persons currently and normally resident within Troon. Further details from and application forms to:

Mr. Alan Stewart, Clerk & Treasurer, C.K. Marr Educational Trust, 1 Howard Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BW.

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Last updated: 15 September 2015

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