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Computer skills for beginners

Computer skils for beginners

If you're a beginner when it comes to computers, we have training courses that can help you learn the basics and get online.

Are you a complete beginner with computers? Are you worried about using them? Have you heard scary things about the internet? It doesn't matter- we're here to help. We have nine UK Online Centres, which were established to get you started with computers. Two of our other libraries offer alternative computer support sessions.

In our UK online sessions, we use the Learn My Way website which has been designed to help complete beginners and those who wish to gain confidence in using computers and exploring the internet. The course is provided in separate modules that you can complete over a number of weeks. You will have a computer for your personal use and can work at your own pace in a safe and supportive environment, so there is no need to worry about keeping up with anyone else. There will always be a member of staff or knowledgeable volunteer on hand to give individual assistance.

Two other libraries, Highfields and Rushey Mead, offer alternative one to one sessions. For more details about what these sessions include, please contact the library in question.

UK online timetable

(All sessions are for one hour)

Beaumont Leys

Days Opening hours
Monday 11am - 12 noon
Tuesday 11am - 12 noon
Wednesday 2pm - 3pm
Thursday 2pm - 3pm



Days Opening hours
Monday 10am - 12 noon
Thursday 10am - 12 noon



Days Opening hours
Monday 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
Friday 2pm - 4.30pm


New Parks

Days Opening hours
Friday 1pm - 3pm


Alternative computer taster sessions

(All sessions are for one hour)


Days Opening hours
Tuesday 12 - 1pm (women only session)
Wednesday 2 - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 12 noon


Rushey Mead

Days Opening hours
Monday 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday 1.30pm - 2.30pm


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