Computers and Internet in libraries

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3. Getting help using computers

Computer buddy volunteers

Computer buddies are volunteers who spend time in libraries helping out when people get stuck using our computers and the Internet. Sometimes they may be able to help you with your own device as well.

If you know the basics of using computers but can get stumped by quite simple problems like the menu bar disappearing or filling in an online form, just ask for details of buddies in your area.

How to book

You can ask for general help and advice when a buddy is available in the libraries below, or book a session by phoning 0345 6080196.

Computer courses

We offer Learndirect courses in libraries. You need to visit a learning centre first to sign up.

You can also watch training videos – called Atomic Training – to learn how to use the most popular computer software, including Microsoft, Apple and Google products. You’ll need to create an account using your library card number to watch these videos anywhere, in libraries or at home.

IT for You – Basic IT sessions

Learn how to use email, construct a CV, search and apply for work online and access online services and support.

Our IT for You volunteers offer 1 to 1 and group training sessions at:

Hailsham Library – Monday 12.30pm

Crowborough Library – Tuesday 10.30am

Heathfield Library – Tuesday 2.30pm

Uckfield Library – Thursday 10.30am

Lewes Library – Thursday 10.30am

Eastbourne Library – Friday 10.30am

To book, phone 01323 463759 or drop in to a participating library during the IT for You session.

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