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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
Ash Library Tuesday 10am–12 noon
Ashford Library Wednesday
Alternate Saturdays
10am–12 noon
2pm–4pm
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 (from 7 March)
10am-12noon
10am-12noon
Chertsey Library Monday 2.30pm–4pm
Cobham Library Tuesday 2pm–4pm
Cranleigh Library Tuesday

2pm–4pm

Dittons Library Saturday 9.30am–11.30am
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 2pm-4pm
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
Alternate Fridays
10am–12 noon
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
Wednesday
Friday
11am-1pm
2pm–4pm
2pm-4.30pm
Reigate Library

Tuesday

10.30am–12.30pm
Shepperton Library Thursday

10am–12 noon

Staines Library Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Saturday
12 noon–4pm
10am–1pm
10am–4pm
12 noon–2pm
Stanwell Library Monday 2pm–5pm
Sunbury Library Tuesday
Saturday
11.30am–2.30pm
11am–1pm
Walton Library Thursday 1.30pm–3.30pm
Warlingham Library Alternate Thursdays 2.15pm–4.45pm
West Byfleet Library Friday 2pm–4pm
Weybridge Library Tuesday
Thursday

10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon

Drop ins. 30 min sessions can also be booked by a member of staff.

Woking Library

Tuesday
Thursday

2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm

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