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Libraries and the Coronavirus
Following the government instruction, all libraries are now closed until further notice for all purposes. There will be no fines on any library books returned after the closure. Go to http://library.bolindadigital.com/gateshead to access our free eBook and eAudiobook lending service.

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Life skills
Get the most out of your time online
Get the most out of getting online. Learn valuable skills in the library to increase your digital knowledge and build confidence in areas such as using email, document storage, job seeking updating your work journal and getting the most out of your online job search. Ask at your local library to find out what we have on offer.

Sessions run for PCs and mobile devices.

Tech Tasters sessions

Friendly informal sessions for everyone from beginners to the experienced to help you get the most out of your online time.  Sessions include:

  • getting the most out of email
  • shopping online securely
  • switching fuel providers, using comparison websites
  • booking online appointments
  • managing documents and attachments
  • job search support
  • using social media to keep in touch
  • making the most of your tablet
  • online safety

Get in touch by email - libraries@gateshead.gov.uk 

Mindfulness sessions

Practical sessions using iPads to demonstrate a selection of apps that can help with relaxation and mindfulness techniques. Suitable for everyone and no previous experience of iPads is necessary. 

The apps should be used as complementary to, not as a replacement for, professional help.

 

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