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Poole Library staff have improved their digital skills to help you get on-line

Getting on-line in Poole is free, friendly, and a great way to build confidence using computers and the internet.

Borough of Poole is pleased to be able to offer a range of digital help including trained staff and volunteer computer buddies to assist residents, free Wi-Fi in all ten libraries and regular ‘On-line Basics’ courses for the complete beginner.
Computer Buddy in Poole libraries


Free courses include how to bank on-line, shop on-line and how to make your money work harder.

Working in partnership with local businesses and Skills and Learning, Poole Library Service also provides a number of courses for iPad and tablet users, together with computer training and CV writing for job seekers. A CV and covering letter is the first chance to make a good impression.

There are lots of on-line reference books available 24/7, including Who’s Who and Encyclopaedia Britannica, to answer all queries or popular eBooks to read that are free to download, ready for Summer.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Libraries, Borough of Poole, said: “For many people, the local library is the only place to access free computers. Over 4 million households in this country do not have internet access and a large number of people state a lack of skills, equipment and access costs prevent them from connecting to the internet."

"We are working hard in Poole to keep our libraries relevant in a rapidly changing learning environment and are delighted to be able to offer Poole residents resources for both the experienced and novice user. Our friendly staff will happily guide and advise where necessary.”

Pop into your local Poole Library and join today to find out more.

To find out more information or to book your place on any of the courses, please visit the libraries page, phone 01202 262449 or email libraries@poole.gov.uk.

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