Get Digital: one-to-one support sessions to help you develop your digital and online skills

Whether you want to feel more confident using the internet or you're starting completely from scratch, trained volunteers can help by offering a free, 60 minute support session at a library near you.
Three people looking at a computer screen in a library

Using the internet is a great way to get in touch with people, find out more about your interests or hobbies, and save you time - for instance, by ordering your shopping online.

However, it can also be difficult to know where to start if you don't have any experience of the internet or computers. That's why South Gloucestershire Council have brought together a team of volunteers, known as 'Digital Champions', to offer free, 1:1 sessions with anyone who would like to learn more about using digital technology.

You can book a free 60 minute session at any of the libraries listed below, and there are three ways to book:

  • visit your chosen library and speak to library staff
  • email the library using the relevant email address below
  • phone 01454 865022 between 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday, or between 9:30am - 12pm on Saturday.

Participating libraries:

If you want to continue your learning, the Digital Champions can also signpost you to further support.

The scheme is open to anyone, and you don't need to have any computer skills to attend a session. Support is provided in line with current coronavirus government guidance. You can find out more about the Get Digital scheme on South Gloucestershire Council's website: click here.

The Digital Divide: a guide for South Gloucestershire

The 'digital divide' is the gap that exists between those who have good access to and knowledge of the internet, and those who do not.

We created our guide to help anyone who is interested learn more about getting online and using the internet. 

It contains:

  • information about local services for computer and internet access
  • examples of what you can do online
  • tips for groups and organisations to reach people with limited access to the internet
  • information about the different types of devices that are available
  • advice on where to get further help and advice

If you would like to download it for yourself or someone you know, please click here.

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