Microbits in Libraries


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The BBC micro:bit is a mini computer that you can code, customise and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. With Bluetooth functionality it’s designed to be quick and easy to get started – simple coding projects like lighting up its LEDs can be managed in moments with no prior knowledge of coding.


The Micro:bit Foundation has provided East Sussex libraries with micro:bits to loan in 12 of our libraries. By making these fun little devices freely available, we hope to make coding and digital literacy accessible to our users, and to empower a new generation of digital pioneers.

Box & Contents

We will be offering our micro:bits out as a quick-start kit. Each box contains 1x BBC micro:bit, 1x battery pack + batteries, x1 usb cable, x1 safety leaflet & how to guide.
Quick Start & Safety Guide PDF

Each box is available for loan for up to 3 weeks, and loaning is free. Please use the contents guide to ensure everything is in the box when you return it.

Reserve and borrow a micro:bit starter kit

Damaged or malfunctioning micro:bit? Missing part? Please return to the nearest library, with a description of the error or part, so we can replace it for you.

Tell us what you’re up to!
Use the hashtag #microbitsinlibraries and tag East Sussex Libraries on your favourite social media channel.

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