Support for Jobseekers

Extra PC sessions available for Jobseeker's from 10 May

Derby Libraries is committed to digitally supporting our communities and helping people who are looking to get back into work, so we are pleased to announce that Alvaston, Normanton and Riverside libraries will be offering extra computer sessions for jobseeker's from 10 May 2021.

This is a vital service for people who do not have access to the internet, and we are pleased to offer free printing during these sessions. Each session will be an hour in length, and must be booked in advance by phoning the library.

  • Hour-long PC sessions for job-seeking purposes
  • Sessions must be booked in advance by phoning the library
  • Free printing
  • Staff will be available to provide basic IT troubleshooting support verbally, socially-distanced
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From 10 May - extra PC sessions will be available for job seekers to book

Libraries Update - April 2021

Until Sat 17 Apr, RiversideMickleoverNormanton and Alvaston Libraries are currently open for Click and Collect and for Internet access for essential tasks.

Derby Libraries are pleased to be able to welcome customers back into libraries from the week commencing Mon 19 Apr for browsing.  We are currently putting the final preparations in place to enable as much use of library facilities as is safe and practical at this time. 

Public PCs will be available on a self-service basis and you can enjoy sessions of up to 60 minutes per customer per day. You will no longer need to book a PC but please be aware that, to comply with Covid safety regulations, the number of PCs available will be limited and staff assistance will not be available.  We will keep this under review and extend this service when it is safe and practical to do so.

The Home Library Service will continue to deliver books to people who cannot get to the library by themselves because of illness, infirmity or disability.   

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library is currently closed to members of the public but is taking enquiries by phone, text and email. We are aiming for customers to be able to visit the Local Studies Library in person after Monday 21 June. 

You can renew your books online or phone 01332 641700. The e-book service is available – look at our catalogue to make your choice. 

We offer a range of help for people searching for jobs including books that you can borrow, access to computers and free online resources.

Our libraries have books that you can borrow about:

  • writing and updating CVs
  • setting up email accounts
  • writing cover letters
  • searching and applying for jobs online
  • filling in application forms
  • interview techniques

Online support for job seekers