From the 5th October 2020, members of Somerset Libraries will be able to borrow an iPad from Bridgwater, Chard, Minehead, Shepton Mallet or Taunton Library for up to 6 weeks.
Somerset Libraries, Somerset County Council will launch a new iPad loaning scheme, aimed specifically at job seekers.
The tablets are pre-loaded with links, information and support for anyone in Somerset currently looking for employment, or if you think you may need to be looking soon. These are ‘data-enabled’ iPads which means you don’t even need to have internet access at home to use them.
There’s a simple step-by-step ‘How to Use’ video which shows you how to use the iPad and what sort of information you will be able to access, including how to develop an effective CV, tips for successful interviews, how to search for local jobs and a some useful health and wellbeing information and links.
Additional free ‘wrap-around’ support is available from the Positive People Programme, including a 24/7 helpline, one-to-one digital support, virtual job clubs and workshops.
You can register your interest to borrow a device here:
How it works
- Anyone who is a member of Somerset Libraries can borrow an iPad free of charge for a period of up to six weeks from Chard, Shepton Mallet, Minehead, Taunton or Bridgwater libraries.
- Becoming a member of Somerset Libraries is free and easy to do – you can find out how to become a member here. You can join online but in order to borrow an iPad you will need to become a full member which you can do by visiting your local library.
- Borrowers will need to sign an iPad borrower request form and agree to the Terms and Conditions of use.
- All devices are managed remotely and can be securely locked and rendered unusable at any time.