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Learn to use a computer and learn more computer sessions

Visit your local library and discover ways to get online and learn more about becoming digitally active.

All Dorset County Council libraries are registered Online Centres and support learning to use the computer and the internet through Learn My Way. You can access this site on your own using the free library computers or at home.

All libraries can offer initial digital assistance at any time by facilitating access to relevant courses via Learn My Way or signposting to other venues running IT help sessions in the local area.

Getting online

If you need help to get started online then join one of our regular sessions at a library near you.

Contact the library to book a session. These sessions are free unless stated and include facilitated access to:

Learn My Way Online Basics

Introducing you to the mouse, keyboard, internet and email.

Learn My Way Online Plus modules

  • using online forms
  • job hunting online (prepares you for Universal Jobmatch)
  • jobs and interviews
  • understanding public services
  • make money work
  • shopping online
  • Facebook and socialising online
  • online banking
  • staying safe online
  • creating documents

Learn My Way sessions

There is also the opportunity to speak to someone about help with computing.

LibraryWhenTimesDrop in or book
Blandford Library Every Monday 2.30pm to 4.30pm Book
Bridport Library Every Monday 2.00pm to 4.30pm

2.00pm to 3.00pm drop-in

3.00pm to 4.30pm bookable sessions

Bridport Library Every Wednesday and Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm Individual sessions, please contact library to book
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre

Third Saturday of the month

10am to midday

Book
Christchurch Library and Learning Centre Every Thursday 4.00pm to 6.30pm Book
Corfe Mullen Children's Centre and Library Every Monday 2pm to 4pm 1:1 sessions, please contact the library to book a session
Crossways Library By appointment By appointment Book
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre Every Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm Half hour bookable slots
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre Every Tuesday 10am to 11am Half hour bookable slots
Dorchester library and learning centre Every Wednesday 9.45am to 12.15pm Half hour slots, bookable and drop-in
Dorchester Library and Learning Centre Every Thursday 2pm to 3.30pm Half hour bookable slots
Ferndown Library

Every Tuesday

Every Thursday

10am to 11am

10am to 11am

Book
Ferndown Library Every Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm Book
Gillingham Library Every Tuesday 10am to midday Drop in
Gillingham Library Every Saturday 10am to midday Drop in 
Highcliffe Library

Every Tuesday

10am, 11am and midday Book
Littlemoor Library Every Tuesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm Book
Lytchett Matravers Library Every Friday 2pm to 4pm Book
Portland Tophill Library First and Third Thursday of the month 2pm to 4pm Book
Shaftesbury Library

Every Tuesday

2.30pm to 4pm

Booking essential. Please call 
01747 852256

Sherborne Library Thursday and Friday afternoons 2pm to 3pm and 4pm to 5pm Book
Swanage Library Every Monday 2.30pm to 4pm Book
Upton Library and Children's Centre (outreach base) Second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 9.30am to 12.30pm Book
Upton Library and Children's Centre (outreach base) First Wednesday of the month 9.30am to 12.30pm Book
Verwood Library Every Friday

11.00am to 12.30pm

4.30pm to 5.30pm

Book

Book

Wareham Library Every Tuesday

4.15pm - 5.15pm

5.15pm - 6.15pm

Drop-in

Book

West Moors Library Every Thursday  2.00pm - 5.00pm Drop-in
West Moors Library Second and fourth Friday of the month 10am to midday Book
Weymouth Library Every Monday 2pm to 5pm Book
Wyke Regis Library Every Wednesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm Book

Your mobile device and getting the most from online library services

Sessions held in the following libraries:

LibraryWhenTimesDrop in or bookFurther information
Shaftesbury Library

Every Tuesday

2.30pm to 4.00pm

Book

Use the library computers or bring your own device. 

Shaftesbury Library

Every Friday

 

 

 

10.30am to midday

 

 

Book

 

Use the library computers or bring your own device.

Upton Library and Children's Centre (outreach base) First Wednesday of the month 9.30am to midday Book N/A
Wimborne Library Every Thursday 2.15pm to 3.30pm Drop in N/A
Wyke Regis Library Every Wednesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm Book N/A
Weymouth Library Every Monday (from 18 July 2016) 2pm to 5pm Book N/A
Weymouth Library Every Tuesday 10am to midday Book N/A

Ancestry

For Family History online research help find Ancestry sessions at a library near you.

Code Clubs

Code Clubs are free, fun and creative computer programming for children aged 9-11 years old.

Do you want to help people to learn to use a computer?

You could help people to use computers and be more confident with the internet.

Become a Digital Champion in libraries.

  • if you are aged 14-25 sign up as a Library Service Young People Digital Champion
  • if you are aged 18+ and interested in helping young people get involved with Code Club, why not volunteer via the Code Club website. A DBS certificate is required which can be arranged

Become a Digital Champion with Superfast Broadband.

  • if you are 25 or over then help to connect people as part of the Superfast Broadband programme

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