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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 LibraryTuesday10am–12 noon
Ashford LibraryWednesday10am–12 noon
Ashtead Library Thursday 2pm–4pm
Banstead LibraryFirst and last Saturday of the month10am–12 noon
Bookham Library Monday
Tuesday
2pm–4pm
10am–12 noon
Camberley Library Tuesday
First Friday of the month
2pm–4pm
12 noon–2pm
Caterham HillAlternate Saturdays 10am–12 noon
Caterham Valley Library Tuesday 10am–12 noon
Chertsey Library Monday 2.30pm–4pm
Cobham LibraryAlternate Tuesdays11am–1pm
Cranleigh LibraryTuesday

2pm–4pm

Dittons Library Friday 10am–12 noon
Dorking LibraryTuesdays
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
Ewell LibraryFriday10am–1pm
Farnham Library Thursday
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Frimley Green Library Friday 10am–12 noon
Godalming LibraryTuesday11am–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 LibraryMonday2pm–4pm
Horley LibraryFriday10am–12 noon
Horsley Library Tuesday2pm–3pm
Leatherhead Library Tuesday
Wednesday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Lingfield LibraryBy appointment with library staff 
Old Woking Community Centre Friday 2.30pm–4.30pm
Oxted Library Alternate Thursdays 9.45am–12.45pm
Redhill Library Wednesday 2pm–4pm
Reigate Library

Tuesday

10.30am–12.30pm
Shepperton Library Thursday

10am–12 noon

Sunbury LibrarySaturday 11am–1pm
Walton LibraryThursday1.30pm-4.15pm
Warlingham LibraryAlternate Thursdays2.15pm–4.45pm
West Byfleet Library Friday 2pm–4pm
Weybridge Library Tuesday
Thursday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Woking Library

Tuesday
Thursday
Friday (from 29 September)

2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm
10am–12noon

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