Our Be Connected program is designed to help older adults get online and learn new digital skills. As part of this new program, we offer free one-on-one digital training sessions with a qualified Be Connected library team member.
The sessions run for 45 minutes each and are available at Green Square Library and Customs House Library, starting in Seniors Week. You can book a session for any of the topics of interest below and for as many sessions as you like.
You’re welcome to bring your own laptop, phone or tablet to the session or use one of our library computers.
All sessions are free. Bookings are essential. Bookings can be made online below or by calling 02 9265 9333.
Can’t make it to one of our branches? You can also access interactive training tools and resources on the Be Connected website to help you on your digital learning journey
Absolute beginner: Book now at Green Square Library
Get help to create your own email account and set up a Be Connected training site account to access to all of the free training resources.
Searching the internet: Book now at Green Square Library
Learn the essential skills to getting started online and how to use the Google search engines. We’ll also show you some fun online hobbies you can explore like researching family history.
Using email: Book now at Green Square Library
Learn about email accounts on the internet and be guided through how to set up your own email account. We’ll show you how to use email safely and recognise and identify scams.
Explore our free online library: Book now at Customs House Library
Find out how to access and use our free digital library services. Using your library card you can learn a language, stream a movie, download music or find reading suggestions.
Connect with family and friends using social media: Book now at Customs House Library
Get an introduction to using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you connect with people anywhere in the world.
Getting started with video calls: Book now at Customs House Library
Learn about the different types of video calls you can make on from your computer, device or tablet and how to use the free Zoom platform.
We are unable to provide consumer advice, assist with configuration, viruses, or fix faulty hardware or software at these sessions.
City of Sydney Library is a Be Connected Network Partner. Be Connected is an Australia-wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world.
You'll be asked to sign in on arrival. Please wear a face mask in City of Sydney indoor venues if you can't stay 1.5m apart.