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Wollongong City Council

Wollongong City Libraries encourages everyone to get online!

Tuesday 19 October 2021

This week is Get Online Week, and we’re encouraging all library members to make the most of Wollongong City Libraries by jumping online.

For those who aren’t already in the know, Wollongong City Libraries boasts an impressive selection of online resources, all of which are free to use and can be accessed anywhere from a smart phone, tablet or computer.

To coincide with Get Online Week, we’re encouraging library members to learn something new by visiting the Wollongong City Libraries website. You can start learning a language, read about the Illawarra’s history, read a magazine or newspaper, watch a documentary, get help with your homework, upskill with online training or even improve your tech skills.

On Friday 22 October, Wollongong City Libraries will also hold an online webinar to show people how you can start your myGov account — this is especially useful now that so many of us will need to use myGov to show your current COVID-19 vaccination status when out and about in the community.

We also encourage people in need of extra support with digital skills to contact the library by calling us on (02) 4227 7414 or contacting us online. We’ll talk through what you’d like to learn, your level of experience and what learning opportunities might work for you.

This also goes for people who need support when using our libraries new Click and Collect system which lets library members reserve an item online through the library website or app. If you need help, simply call the library and we’ll help you get started.

“One of the unforeseen benefits of lockdown has been that we’ve all come to appreciate the importance of online learning. Wollongong City Libraries has also turned what might have been a quiet time, into an opportunity to expand and promote their online learning resources,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said

“Our libraries are some of our most democratic spaces in our community, and this includes the library’s online spaces that offer library members free access to a wealth of knowledge, resources, entertainment and support.

“Even as we gradually move out of lockdown, I imagine that our reliance on the digital landscape will continue, with many of us still working from home or slowly transitioning back to the office.

“Make the most of this week to explore the Wollongong City Libraries’ fantastic online resources and if you’re not already a library member, use this as an opportunity to sign-up and become a member today.”

Did you know that this week is also Global Climate Change Week? We’ve partnered with UOW to run a selection of great online workshops, webinars and activities all on the theme of Climate Change.

Read more in our media release: ‘Council and UOW join forces to mark Global Climate Change Week’.