All branches are registered and links to basic online computer courses are available on all public PCs in branch. Just ask a member of staff to help get you started and for your library centre code.
Beginner Silver Surfer sessions run at several branches on weekdays and on Saturdays.
The sessions are £3 each and are suitable for people wanting help getting started using the computer, including assistance with email, shopping online and booking travel. In addition, Wi-Fi is available in some branches so learners can bring along their own laptop or tablet.
For more information go to the Events in Libraries.
We also run 1-to-1 tablet training sessions for beginners at Hook & Chessington Library on alternate Saturday afternoons. A 30 minute sessions costs just £5 and you can bring along your own tablet to learn on or borrow one of ours!
Tablet classes are also running at other Kingston libraries. Contact your local library to find out dates and times.
For further details and to book your place on any courses, please call in at or email the relevant branch, or phone 020 8547 5006.
Digital skills is a distance learning course where you learn from any internet connected PC. You are assigned a tutor who you can contact for help but no classroom training takes place. Digital skills covers two modules; Computer basics and Online basics. After completing this course you will be able to identify computer parts, perform basic functions such as file sharing, getting online, opening applications and keeping your computer safe.
Once you have completed the course you will have to sit 2 short exams and on passing you will be awarded with a digital skills certificate.
If you are new to computers and are interested in distance learning this could be the course for you.
Contact Chris Lygo: Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Studying towards the ECDL qualification will help you gain essential computer skills and give you confidence and competency in IT. It will help you be more efficient in your existing job and may improve your job prospects. 1.5 million people in the UK have chosen ECDL as the way to learn important IT skills. For more information about this qualification, please click on the BCS logo above.
You can undertake testing in this valuable qualification at New Malden Library or Hook Library at a time to suit you (during library opening hours). If you require self-learning resources a number of our branches have the latest ECDL study books.