People's Network Computers
In line with government regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19 all Cheshire East Libraries including the mobile library will be closed from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. All items on loan will be automatically renewed until libraries re-open. We will continue to offer a range of online services and our Facebook activities. You can catch up on these via the Cheshire East Libraries YouTube channel.
Access the internet, email, and a range of resources on library PCs
Cheshire Libraries provide People's Network computersPeople's Network computers . This means that library users can access the Internet, email, and a range of learning resources and office applications on library PCs, free for the first hour of each booking, subject to the acceptance of our terms and conditions (PDF, 401KB). All you need is a library membership card, which is also free! Users under the age of 18 are asked to bring a signed parental consent form (PDF, 401KB) as well.
There is a charge for guest users and further time beyond the initial hour of use. Computers are automatically shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.
We also provide free WiFi access for library members who bring their own devices.
New to the internet
If you are new to the Internet or not very confident you may find these links useful:
Using a mouse or a keyboard
Learn to use a mouse with the Mousing Around tutorial.
Playing games is a great way to get used to using the mouse. Try playing Solitaire on our People's Network computers.
To learn more about the keyboard, try the short Learn my WayLearn my Way course (no headphones required).
There are more games for mouse and keyboard on the Learn my Way website.
Most of our libraries offer help and information to get you started. Our libraries are UK Online Centres and we offer IT Buddy and staff-led sessions, such as the Learn my Way basics course. Contact your local library for details.
Help with using and staying safe on the internet
- Be Secure online from AgeUK - advice and information for older people about staying safe online
- Digital Unite guides - simple guides to all aspects of using the Internet
- Get Safe Online Easy to understand online safety information, including How to keep children safe Online
- How to Keep Kids Safe Online Guide for parents from Techiepassion
- Keeping Safe Online - important safety tips for children and young people who use the internet
- Learn my Way - provided by UK Online Centres to give new users and tutors a range of easy courses and useful resources, including IT basics, money, health, job skills, online safety, learning English, and shopping online
- Parents Guide to Internet Safety, Security and Screen Time for Kids Information and tips on starting conversations concerning all things digital with your children
- ThinkUKnow - supported by Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- Your Digital Footprint What goes online, stays online. Find out how to minimise your digital footprint with Get Safe Online
Helping other people to get online
Ask at your local library about becoming a Volunteer IT Buddy or visit our Volunteering page for further details. You can find out more about opportunities via the Digital Unite Digital Champions Network.