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Improve your computer and internet skills

Coronavirus: due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Surrey Libraries are closed

Please read this urgent statement about Surrey's library service including information about loans and renewals.

You can access our online library services: Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and newspapers as well as other resources that can be accessed at home

Shut but still open

We have published a list of online services, activities and fun things for both children and adults to do whilst at home.

Libraries from home for children and young people

Libraries from home for adults

Book a computer

You can book a PC online or in person in the library.

To find out more information please see our book a computer page.

Free Wi-fi

Wi-fi is now available in all Surrey libraries and the Surrey History Centre. You can log onto the internet using your wi-fi enabled device, such as a laptop, iPad or smart phone. People who are not library members can use the service for half an hour, and Surrey residents are able to join online. Most libraries have identified electrical points that can be used for laptops.

Free internet courses

Learn my way logoIf you want to learn how to use a computer (or other subjects) there are many free courses available online. We recommend those provided by UK Online via their Learn My Way website.

This has been set up to give a range of easy courses and useful resources, all FREE. By creating an account you can track your progress. You can do these courses yourself either in the library or at home.

There are simple guides and support for:

and courses on:

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Digital Buddy

Make an appointment with one of our friendly Digital Buddies, who can offer free one to one support if you have specific computer problems. To find out more, please see our webpage: Digital Buddies or talk to a member of our library staff. Alternatively contact the library service.

More advanced computer courses

Adult learning centres

If you already have basic computer and internet skills and wish to learn more you could check out our adult learning service.

Every term they have over 1000 courses on offer in Elmbridge, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Waverley and Woking on a huge range of subjects. To find the right one for you, please search for a course.

Courses in Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge are provided by East Surrey College.

The following local colleges also provide excellent taught courses, in computers and much more besides:

  • Brooklands College (with campuses in Ashford and Weybridge)
  • East Surrey College (based in Redhill and serving Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge boroughs and further)
  • Guildford College (linked to Farnham sixth form college and Merrist Wood college)
  • NESCOT (centrally located between Epsom and Ewell)
  • Strodes College (based in Egham and serving the North West of the county and beyond)