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TechKnow Buddies


Announcement: Could you be a TechKnow Buddy?

Computer Buddies are now known as TechKnow Buddies. We are currently looking at recruiting volunteers. TechKnow Buddies don’t need to be a computer whizz but if you’re a calm, supportive and patient person who enjoys working with people this role will be extremely rewarding. Contact us via or call Iveta Yates on 0161 342 2031 for an informal discussion.

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What are TechKnow Buddies?

TechKnow Buddies are volunteers who are skilled at helping people with little or no experience of computers. 

What can TechKnow Buddies help me with?

  • How to use a mouse and keyboard
  • How to open an e-mail accountA picture of a customer being taught by a computer buddy
  • Switching on and starting a programme
  • How to send and receive e-mails
  • How to search and find your way around the Internet – other topics may be available, please ask.


Which libraries are holding the buddy sessions?

We are currently recruiting volunteers for other libraries

Library Contact Number Day/Time
Ashton Library 0161 342 2031 Thursday 14:00
Ashton Library 0161 342 2031 Thursday 15:00


How long do sessions last?

  • Sessions can last up to 60 minutes and can be booked in advance.

How do I book a session?

  • Booking is easy, simply telephone the library that suits you and ask the staff to book you a 60 minute session.
  • If there is something in particular you want to know, simply let the staff know what you are interested in learning and the library staff will let your buddy know.

I’m interested in becoming a TechKnow Buddy, how do I apply?

If you would like to become a TechKnow Buddy and help people learn contact us via or call Iveta Yates on 0161 342 2031 for an informal discussion.