Stockport Libraries have helped over 5,000 people in Stockport with digital skills

Do you or someone you know need help using the internet? If the answer is yes, then your local library can help.

Stockport Libraries have helped over 5,000 people in Stockport with digital skills

Over the past 18 months, Stockport libraries have helped over 5,000 residents to improve their digital skills. We have a wide range of support available in Stockport and all our library staff can help you to find the right support for you. This includes, help to get online for the first time, access to devices and data and improving your digital skills.

There are regular digital drop ins at many of our libraries, everyone is welcome, and there’s no need to book in advance. Our friendly Digital Champions are available to answer your digital questions and offer practical help with basic digital skills, such as using a mouse and keyboard, to learning how to safely use email and the internet to bank, shop and job hunt online. You can also bring your own device or use library facilities.

Library drop-in sessions take place next week at:

Cheadle Hulme Monday 13th March 14.00 – 16.00
Marple Tuesday 14th March 10.00 – 11.00
Cheadle Tuesday 14th March 10.15 – 11.45
Bredbury Wednesday 15th March 11.00 – 13.00 and Friday 17th March 10.00 – 12.00
Hazel Grove Friday 17th March 10.30 – 12.30

Visit our Events directory for a full list of sessions taking place on all dates.

Our libraries are part of the DigiKnow partnership of groups and organisations in Stockport that can help you learn how to do things online, borrow devices or data for free or buy low-cost refurbished devices. Look for the DigiKnow logo, visit our web pages, or call the DigiKnow Helpline on 07724 217888 to find out more.

Councillor Malcolm Allan, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, says: “Stockport libraries are at the heart of our communities and this is why so many residents turn to them when they need assistance getting online for the first time, or want to brush up on their digital skills. All our staff can help and friendly Digital Champion volunteers are available at all the drop-in sessions.

“Our libraries offer a warm, safe, welcoming environment where you can use the internet for free. Ensuring everyone has access to digital is part of our commitment to become a radically digital borough under the One Stockport Borough Plan.”

Our new Open+ service also allows library members to access some of our libraries and the internet when our library staff have gone home. You can find out more about this on our web pages or you can ask our library staff for more information.