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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 library
Day's available
Time available
Addlestone Library

Friday

10am–12 noon
Ash LibraryTuesday10am–12 noon
Ashford LibraryWednesday
Friday 
10am–12 noon 
1pm–3pm
Ashtead Library Thursday 2pm–4pm
Banstead Library Wednesday 10am–12 noon, 2pm–4pm
Bookham Library Monday
Tuesday
2pm–4pm
10am–12 noon
Camberley Library Tuesday
Alternate Fridays
2pm–4pm
12 noon–2pm 
Caterham Valley Library Tuesday 10am–12 noon
Chertsey Library Monday 2.30pm–4pm
Cranleigh LibraryTuesday

10am–11.30am

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 LibraryWednesday2pm–4pm
Ewell LibraryFriday10am–1pm
Farnham Library Thursday
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Frimley Green Library Friday 10am–12 noon
Guildford Library Monday
Wednesday
Alternate Fridays

3.30pm–5.30pm
2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm

Godalming Library

Alternate Saturdays

11am–1pm

Haslemere Library Alternate Fridays 10am–12 noon
Horley LibraryEvery 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon 
Horsley Library Tuesday2pm–3pm
Knaphill Library Every third Tuesday of the month
Alternate Saturdays
10.30am–4.30pm
2pm–3.30pm
Leatherhead Library Wednesday 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 Monday
Wednesday  
Thursday
Friday 
2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm
11am–1pm
11am–1pm 
Reigate Library

Tuesday

10.30am–12.30pm
Shepperton Library Tuesday
Thursday
Friday

10.30am–12.30pm
10.30am–12.30am 
10am–12 noon

Sunbury LibraryThursday 10am–12noon
Staines Library Tuesday
Friday
10am–12 noon
10am–12 noon
Walton LibraryTuesday
Friday 
3pm–5pm
10am–12 noon 
Warlingham LibraryThursday2.15pm–4.45pm
West Byfleet Library Friday 2pm–4pm
Weybridge Library Tuesday 10am–12 noon
Woking Library Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
10am–12 noon
2pm–4pm
2pm–4pm

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