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Get Online with your Library

Get Online with Your Library

2.5 million people are offline in Australia. Less than 40% of Aussies are confident that they can keep up with the rapid pace of tech changes. For people more at risk of digital exclusion, such as older people, people with disability, low-income families and First Nations people, this rate is even higher. If the last two years have taught us anything, it's how vital digital skills are to our wellbeing and safety.

Wollongong City Libraries is keen to help everyone find the support they need to improve their digital skills and get motivated to learn more. We have many online resources available on our website to get you started.

If you are a beginner… or need to take it slowly… follow the links below to online learning resources on the Be Connected website to develop your digital skills and confidence. Many more are available.

New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of using a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone, and find out about the internet, web browsers, web addresses and search engines.

This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.

Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this topic will teach you some essential skills to help you get started online, using the internet, using online forms, using email, using search engines and an introduction to internet safety.

Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, as well as run antivirus software.

Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your smartphone, tablet or computer to use Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime (Apple devices only) and Zoom.

How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? What is the NBN and what do you need to know when looking for a new NBN plan? We answer these questions and more in these courses.

This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything. Find out what apps are and how to find them using the App Store and Google Play Store.

Want to learn more? Call us on (02) 4227 7414 or contact us online. Tell us what digital skills you would like to develop, whether you are a beginner, experienced or expert and we will find your next learning opportunity.