Coronavirus (COVID-19): help with computers and the internet
Priority online shopping: if you need support setting up priority online shopping or help with the internet, please contact our libraries to see how we can help. You can either email or ring us using the contact details on this page.
Find out what courses, training and events are available to help you with computers and the internet.
UK Online centres
Getting online simply means you're using the internet and there are a million reasons for doing it. Knowing how to use a computer and the internet can help make life a lot easier by saving you time, money and hassle.
Whether you're looking to get online for a new job, to help kids with their homework, to stay in touch with family and friends or to do your weekly shop, UK Online Centres and Learn My Way can help you gain the skills and confidence you'll need to get started.
You'll find a range of free and easy to use courses, from starting with a keyboard and mouse, to email, understanding shopping online and much more.
UK Online Centres are a nationwide network created to support people to get online. Support from staff or volunteers is free and no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. We're here to help.
Employment Links centre, all of our libraries and some community centres are classed as UK Online centres and offer you a range of basic IT courses.
Learn My Way
Learn My Way - courses covering online skills, skills for job applicants, managing your money, staying healthy and much more.
ALISON - over 750 FREE online courses covering languages, business and enterprise skills, personal development, health and digital literacy and IT skills to name just a few.
The Digital Garage
The Digital Garage - free tutorials from Google on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond. Choose the topics you want to learn, or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe.
Digital Eagles - build your internet skills with the Barclays Digital Eagles. Try the online course and find out about Tea and Teach sessions and the Code Playground for children.
Digital Know How
Digital Know How - advice from Lloyds Banking Group
for organisations to save money, time and raise awareness online. Small businesses who are more digital are twice as likely to report an increase in turnover.
You can find a wide
selection of books about computers and the internet at our libraries.
You can access the internet for FREE at your local library, all you need to do is
join the library.
FREE training for unemployed adults
There are lots of local training organisations who offer free accredited training to unemployed adults. Many of these courses are short, lasting just a few weeks, and delivered on a part time basis.