Internet taster courses for beginners

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COVID-19 libraries update - Aug 2021

Derby Libraries are pleased to be able to welcome customers back into librariesOur staff will continue to wear face coverings and we would encourage our customers to do wear face coverings if they are able, to help protect others. Customers will be asked to check in for NHS Test and Trace purposes on arrival, and maintain social distancing. 

Library events and activities are resuming from September. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please book in the library, or phone to book your place.

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is offering pre-bookable appointments for either PC/microfilm use or to look at paper documents. 

We run free Internet taster sessions at several libraries in Derby to help people get online and to understand how being online can benefit them.

Is this the course for me?

The taster courses are for people who are complete beginners and have no or very little experience of the Internet.

What will I learn on the taster course?

The sessions cover:

  • how to use a mouse
  • how to navigate around a web page and websites
  • how to find a website by typing the web address into the address bar
  • how to search the Internet using Google
  • options such as setting up an email account
  • information about courses and where you can learn more about the Internet and computers.

How can being online benefit me?

You will be able to:

  • search the online library catalogue, place holds for items and access your library account
  • use the Internet for online transactions such as looking for work, renewing your vehicle tax or registering to vote
  • use the Internet for up to date information on local health services, Council services and leisure activities

These are just a few of the ways in which using the Internet can make life easier.

How are the taster courses run?

The courses are run by library staff during library opening hours and comprise two sessions of about one to one and a half hours each. There will be up to three or four people in a group learning in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

How do I book a place on a course?

All you need to do is to ask at your local Derby library. The staff will be able to tell you if the course is the right level for you and how to book a place. The only thing we ask is that you are a library member.

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Mon 25, Oct 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 26, Oct 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 28, Oct 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 29, Oct 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 1, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 2, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 4, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 5, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 8, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 9, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 11, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 12, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 15, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 16, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 18, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 19, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 22, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 23, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 25, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 26, Nov 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 29, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 30, Nov 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 2, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 3, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 6, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 7, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 9, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 10, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 13, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 14, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 16, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702
Fri 17, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Mickleover Library Book by phoning 01332 647884
Mon 20, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Normanton Library Book by phoning 01332 718926
Tue 21, Dec 2021 2:30pm - 4pm Beginner Taster, Casual Alvaston Library Book by phoning 01332 647920
Thu 23, Dec 2021 2pm - 3:30pm Beginner Taster, Casual Riverside Library Book by phoning 01332 641702