Our Get Digital service provides support for you to learn basic online skills for free at the library.

Support provided

The support we provide includes:

  • free 1 to 1 support for up to 60 minutes per session with one of our trained volunteer Digital Champions
  • a course with one of our partners; SGS College or South Gloucestershire Community Learning and Skills service
  • self-guided online learning

See what our residents are saying about the sessions by watching the video below.

What you can learn

In a 1 to 1 session with a Digital Champion you can get help with topics such as:

  • using email
  • staying safe online
  • using online searches
  • completing online forms
  • creating documents

One to one sessions

Our Digital Champions offer support in selected libraries:

  • Bradley Stoke Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 3pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 12pm
  • Downend Library: Mondays 10am to 12pm
  • Emersons Green Library: Fridays 1pm to 3pm
  • Filton Library: Saturdays 10am to 12pm
  • Hanham Library: Tuesdays 10am to 12pm and Thursdays 2pm to 4pm
  • Staple Hill Library: Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm
  • Thornbury Library: Thursdays 10am to 1pm
  • Winterbourne Library: Fridays 10am to 12pm
  • Yate Library: Saturdays 10am to 12pm and Tuesdays 10am to 12pm

How to book a session

There are three ways to book your free session which will last up to 60 minutes, they are:

  • visit the library during staffed hours and speak to library staff
  • email the library
  • phone 01454 865022, leave a message including your name and phone number and we will get back to you

Computer courses by SGS College

SGS College offer free 17 week courses at:

  • Downend Library on Tuesdays
  • Bradley Stoke Library on Wednesdays
  • Winterbourne Library on Thursdays

Skills you can learn on these courses include:

  • video chat with friends and family online
  • online shopping and how to buy groceries
  • using the internet to search for information
  • how to compare prices online
  • understanding email, messages and attachments
  • learn about safety and security when working online

For bookings or further questions please contact Cindy on 0117 9092296 or email cindy.corbett@sgscol.ac.uk

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