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IT Support in Libraries

Do you need help with computers, tablets, or smartphones? Our libraries are a great place to begin.

Our staff and Library IT Volunteers offer friendly and informal one-to-one help for FREE. Whether you have a quick question or want to develop your basic computer skills through a guided support session.

Drop-in and booked help sessions with our Library IT Volunteers are available at Hyson Green,  St Ann’s Valley and Dales Centre Libraries.  Drop-ins are sometimes busy so you may have to wait a little while.  If you think you will need more than 10 minutes help or you are fairly new to computers, please make an appointment in advance with the library.

Hyson Green Library: Tuesdays and alternate Saturdays – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Dales Centre Library: Saturdays – 10.30am to 12.30pm

St Ann’s Valley Library: Saturdays – 11am to 1pm

Conversation groups

Conversation Groups

Do you speak English as a second language? Want to practise and learn more English in a supportive group? Then our conversation groups could be for you.

Through discussions, exchanging ideas and taking part in group activities, we will help you to become more confident in speaking English. The group is suitable for adults with Intermediate English language level or above.

All the sessions are free

Face to face sessions: 

Hyson Green Library, Fridays,  10.30am – 12pm

St Anns Library, Wednesdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

The Meadows Library, Mondays, 10.30am to 12pm

Online Sessions: 

  • Mondays:  2pm – 3pm
  • Thursdays: 5pm – 6pm
  • Fridays: 10am – 11am

To take part you will need to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and have a good internet connection.

To find out more, click the button below.


Learn May Way

This is a website of free online courses for beginners to help in developing essential digital skills to stay safe and connected.  You can learn how to:

Use your computer or device (using a keyboard, mouse or touchscreen)

Go online (using the internet, online forms or email)

Find a job online

And many other courses.

Access: available from home or library.  Please add our centre code when you register: 920

Hi Digital

Hi Digital

“Hi Digital” is a step-by-step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely been online.

This free online course developed by Vodafone Foundation and consists of bite-size lessons organised around key digital themes including: The basics of internet access and how to use online devices; An essential guide to apps and features that can enhance daily life and combat isolation.

Participants can work independently or alongside a buddy over a number of weeks to complete all of the lessons. Individuals may have assistance from their children, grandchildren, or other people from their community.

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Other Learning Providers in Nottingham

There are lots of other learning opportunities in Nottingham. Here are a couple of organisations that might be of interest to you.

To find out more, click the buttons below.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Resources

Understanding English will help you when adapting to life in the UK.

The UK government is funding STEP Ukraine which provides free online English lessons and employment support to Ukrainian arrivals to help them improve their job prospects.

More Learning Opportunities

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