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Announcement: Tameside Library Service during Covid-19 restrictions in force from 19 July 2021.

From Monday 19 July 2021 Tameside Library will be making important, positive changes to support the lifting of Covid19 restrictions. Many online services and digital events are continuing.
Please check for latest updates on the progress of these changes via our Libraries homepage and social media.


Get help using a computer with our free Computer Buddy sessions available at various libraries across Tameside.

What are Computer Buddies?A picture of a customer being taought by a computer buddy

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

What can Computer Buddies help me with?

  • How to use a mouse and keyboard
  • How to open an e-mail account
  • 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?

 

Library Contact Number Day/Time
Ashton Library 0161 342 2029

Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.30am

Wednesdays 9.30 - 11.30am

Thursdays 2.00 - 4.00pm  

Denton Library 0161 342 3406 Fridays 9.30 - 11.30am
Dukinfield Library 0161 342 2828 Mondays 9.30 - 11.30am
Mossley Library 0161 342 3787 Fridays 9.30 - 11.30am
Stalybridge Library 0161 342 2727 Wednesdays 2.00 – 4.00pm

 

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 Computer Buddy, how do I apply?

  • If you would like to become a Computer Buddy and help people learn call 0161 342 4450 and ask for Janet Rushton.

 

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