Free online digital skills courses
Access free online digital skills courses, including introductory lessons for people who have never used the internet or who need to learn basic computer skills. They are available at our UK Online Centres, part of a network of over 6000 centres across the country helping to get people online. If you’ve never used a mouse before, or want to understand online banking or social media, this is perfect for you.
These libraries are all UK Online Centres. They offer free access to Online Basics courses, with support from library staff during set times. Some libraries suspend UK Online sessions during the summer holidays, so please check with us if you need support.
Bridgwater Library – Tuesday 9.30am to 12 noon, Thursday 2pm to 4pm.
Burnham Library – Monday mornings, 10.30am to 12 noon, Friday afternoons 2pm to 3.30pm (Tablet Tuesday 10.30am to 12 noon)
Chard Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 12 noon
Dulverton Library – By appointment only
Frome Library – Monday and Thursday mornings, 9.30am to 12 noon
Langport Library – Thursday afternoons 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Minehead Library – Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 12 noon, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm
South Petherton – By appointment only
Taunton Library – Thursday morning 9.30am to 12 noon, Tuesday afternoons 2.30pm to 5pm
Wells Library – Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm for iPads and tablets, Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm for PCs
Wellington Library – Monday mornings 9.45am to 11.15am and 11.15am to 12.45pm
Williton Library – Thursday afternoons 2pm – By appointment only
Wincanton Library – Monday mornings, 10am to 12 noon
Yeovil Library – Monday afternoons, 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Wednesday mornings, 10am to 12.30pm
The Learnmyway website offers courses on a wide range of digital skills. Library staff are on hand to support learners through the basic courses, so no need to feel nervous if you are a complete beginner.
For people who want to expand their digital skills, there are more advanced courses available on everything from shopping and banking online to skills for jobseekers. These are not included in the supported sessions, but learners can progress onto any of them free of charge on a library computer. Current courses are listed below.
Using your computer or device
Finding a job online
Improving your health online
Managing your money online
Public online services
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