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Announcement: Tameside Library Service during Tier 4 restrictions in force from 31 December 2020.

From Monday 4 January 2021 Tameside Library buildings will not be open for general use and browsing – however you will be able to return items or collect pre-ordered books at the Library entrance. In addition all online services and the Home Library Service will continue. There will also be strictly managed access to public PCs in library buildings to assist with essential activity such as job applications, benefit claims and digital access to other public services.

We have a range of online services and digital events on offer but due to Covid-19 guidelines there are currently no events or activities taking place in libraries. For full details of revised current services and facilities, please see 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 330 3257 Mondays 9.30 - 11.30am
Mossley Library 0161 342 3787 Fridays 9.30 - 11.30am
Stalybridge Library 0161 338 2708 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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