Get Online Week 16 – 22 October

Power up your digital skills for free at your local library

Get help to get online and navigate the digital world. Libraries Tasmania provides one-to-one help, regular classes and digital drop-in sessions. Get online safely, and with confidence.

Get Online Week from 16 to 22 October is the perfect time to build digital skills and get savvy with your device. Learn one-to-one, with a group, or join a drop-in session. Libraries have help for everyone keen to get to grips with digital technology.

Libraries play a vital role in the community by providing access to digital information and resources. Staff and volunteers help bridge the digital divide by sharing knowledge and creating a welcoming space for lifelong learners.

More than 250 Libraries Tasmania staff are trained digital mentors, available to assist people of all abilities. There are also many wonderful digital volunteers supporting learners in libraries across Tasmania.

“Digital literacy is as essential as reading and writing. It’s a life skill we need to talk to friends on social media, shop online, apply for jobs, use electronic banking and fill in government forms. If you haven’t used a computer at school or work as an adult, where do you go to learn? The answer is your local library,” said Sue McKerracher, Executive Director, Libraries Tasmania. “Our team is ready with individual help and group sessions.”

There are 45 public libraries across Tasmania providing free Wi-Fi and access to technology and digital literacy programs. Classes offered in libraries are free and include:

  • help with accessing apps on your own device
  • managing online accounts
  • internet banking
  • online safety
  • robotics
  • virtual reality
  • creating digital content… and more!

During Get Online Week there will be digital skills sessions, displays and special events. The ‘Your Library Online’ digital kiosk will be touring Glenorchy, Kingston, Hobart, Rosny, New Norfolk, Bridgewater, Sorell and Huonville libraries.

Find ‘Get Online Week’ events near you.

A man sitting at a computer working.
Image credit: Libraries Tasmania (photographer: Nat Mendham)