Libraries Digital support

Digital Skills Programme for Shropshire residents aged 65+

The Digital Skills Programme for residents aged 65+ is available at the following libraries. Please contact the individual branch to register your interest.

Bayston Hill Library

Bishop's Castle Library – Enterprise House

Bridgnorth Library

Broseley Library

Craven Arms Library – Halo Leisure

Ellesmere Library

Ludlow Library

Market Drayton Library

Much Wenlock Library

Oswestry Library

Pontesbury Library

Shifnal Library

Shrewsbury The Lantern Library

Shrewsbury Town Centre Library

Wem Library

Whitchurch Library

This scheme offers one-to-one support from an experienced member of staff or volunteer through a weekly one hour session, for eight to ten weeks. Participants will be supported in learning about:

  • How to use their own device to search online
  • Email
  • Online safety
  • Social media
  • Documents and storage
  • Photographs

We can also purchase a device and WIFI for people 65+ in need (there is specific criteria for this). To qualify for free equipment, the learner must fulfil at least two of the following criteria:

  • Aged 65 and over
  • In receipt of pension credit
  • Have a long-term condition
  • Live alone
  • Have no access to broadband and/or a device at home

More information is available on our 'Computer skills for all' page. You can also read about previous learners’ experiences.

IT facilities in Shropshire Libraries

All Shropshire Libraries branches offer the following for public use. Library staff are happy to assist where they can, or signpost to other local services where more help is available.

  • PCs with internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Printing (charges apply)
  • Scanners
  • WIFI