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Digital Buddy

How to get help from a Digital Buddy

Make an appointment with our Digital Buddy who can offer free one to one support.

Do you want help using the internet and discovering more online? To find out more ask at your nearest library or contact the library service.

Could you become a Digital Buddy?

If you have some spare time and are good with computers, understand Microsoft Office and know how to use the Internet, you could help other people use them too.

Our Digital Buddies can:

  • Support learners to use computers/laptops independently in the library for the first time – this will cover booking computer time, logging on/off, promoting the use of library virtual services and membership
  • Support learners to practice using hand-outs/worksheets provided by the library
  • Support learners to undertake basic computing tasks including:
  • File management – opening, closing, editing, saving and printing files
  • Navigating and searching the internet
  • Using email and attachments
  • Basic use of MS Word

Our lovely volunteer Digital Buddy at Oxted library, Ian, talks about what the role involves:

Libraries who offer a Digital Buddy service

Name of libraryDays availableTime available
Addlestone LibraryTuesday
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Ash Library Tuesday 10am–12 noon
Ashford Library Wednesday
First and third Saturday

10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon

Ashtead Library Thursday 2pm–4pm
Banstead Library Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday

10am–12 noon, 2pm–4pm
10am–11am, 11.15am–12.15pm
10am–12 noon

Bookham Library Monday
Tuesday
2pm–4pm
10am–12 noon
Camberley Library Tuesday 2pm–4pm
Caterham Hill Tuesday 3pm–4pm
Caterham Valley Library Alternate Tuesdays
Thursday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Chertsey Library Monday 2.30pm–4pm
Cobham Library Tuesday
Thursday (from 11 July)
2pm–4pm
11am–1pm
Cranleigh Library Tuesday

2pm–4pm

Dittons Library Saturday 2pm–4pm
Dorking Library Tuesdays
Alternate Thursdays
1.30pm–3.30pm
2pm–4pm
Egham Library Tuesday
Thursday
2pm–4pm
10am–12 noon
Epsom Library

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

10am–12 noon (term time only)
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon (term time only)
10am–12 noon
10am–2pm
Esher LibrarySaturday 9.30am–11.30am
Ewell Library Friday 10am–1pm
Farnham Library Thursday
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Frimley Green Library Friday 10am–12 noon
Godalming Library Tuesday 11am–1pm
Guildford Library Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Alternate Fridays
3.30pm–5.30pm
2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm
Haslemere Library Wednesday 10am–12 noon
Hersham Library Monday 2pm–4pm
Horley Library Friday 10am–12 noon
Horsley Library Tuesday 2pm–3pm
Leatherhead Library Tuesday
Wednesday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Lingfield Library By appointment with library staff  
Molesey Library By appointment with library staff  
Old Woking Community Centre Friday 2.30pm–4.30pm
Oxted Library Alternate Thursdays 9.45am–12.45pm
Redhill Library Monday
Monday
Wednesday
11am–1pm appointment only
2pm–4pm drop in session
2pm–4pm
Reigate Library

Tuesday

10.30am–12.30pm
Shepperton Library Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday (from 15 June)

10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon

Staines Library Monday 2pm–4pm
Stanwell Library Monday 2pm–5pm
Sunbury Library Tuesday 11.30am–2.30pm
Warlingham Library Alternate Thursdays 2.15pm–4.45pm
West Byfleet Library Friday 2pm–4pm
Weybridge Library Tuesday
Thursday
Friday

10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon

Woking Library

Tuesday
Thursday

2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm

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