Library staff are trained to help get you started and can assist with quick and basic problems. If you need more detailed help, Telford and Wrekin Libraries can offer:
We offer free one-to-one IT help with volunteers at Southwater, Wellington, Newport and Madeley libraries. Ask at your local library for more details.
Computer Drop-Ins provided by the Senior Citizens' Forum
IT Volunteers from the Telford Senior Citizens' Forum are available at various locations in the community to provide advice, guidance and IT help. No need to book; just drop in. For more information on IT help from the Senior Citizens' Forum, please visit the Senior Citizens' Forum website.
Check What's On to find details of the one-off beginner sessions we run in Southwater, Wellington, Newport and Madeley Libraries as well as the free First Click courses - a two week basic introduction to using a computer for COMPLETE beginners.
Or - try some of the free online computer courses below.
Online Computer Courses
Our main libraries at Southwater, Wellington, Madeley and Newport are UK Online Centres offering free access via the Learn My Way website to lots of useful short courses which you can follow at your own pace.
Courses include keeping safe online, job hunting, Facebook and social media, banking and shopping online. Create an account to keep track of your learning and use interactive exercises and modules to find both the skills and confidence you need. Ask library staff for more information about how to make it easy to improve your IT skills.
Here are some other useful websites that have been specially selected and monitored by staff at Telford & Wrekin libraries.
A good selection of exercises and information specifically to help older people and complete beginners.
Helpful facts and information on using the internet, emailing, connecting to broadband and more.
GCF Learn Free - help with technology
Free technology training with gcflearnfree. Especially good for clear basic step-by-step guides to using Android tablets and iPads, and different editions of Windows.
GCF Learn Free - help with Microsoft Office
Free help with Microsoft Office including word processing, spreadsheets, Powerpoint etc
SeniorNet mouse exercise
Step by step interactive exercise to help you learn and practice your mouse skills.
Mouse skills practice
A collection of websites to help you practice your mouse skills
Keyboard skills practice
A collection of websites to help you practice your keyboard skills