Help available at Derbyshire Libraries
Help available in Derbyshire Libraries
One to one work and benefits computer help
Derbyshire Libraries are offering free one to one work and benefits computer help sessions to members of the public, by appointment, in the Libraries below:
If anyone needs assistance in another Derbyshire library the library service will always do their best to provide this.
The sessions are to help people who don’t have much experience or confidence in using a computer, and those who have never used a computer before, and are searching for jobs, information about benefits, registering with/using Universal Jobmatch or finding out about a potential new career etc. Staff can also help people who want to create an email account, become more familiar with a computer screen or need information to help with an enquiry about money worries. Although in libraries staff aren’t able to give advice, they can signpost or refer onto other organisations who can.
There is also a Work and Benefits Help Information pack in all 45 Derbyshire libraries and Derbyshire Record Office to help with enquiries relating to work, benefits and money worries, and using a computer.
In addition to the work and benefits computer help Derbyshire libraries have ICT Volunteers in some libraries who are able to assist members of the public with general computer use.
Please see a member of library staff for further details and to book a help session, or contact the Library Information Service:
Tel: 01629 533444
Food Bank collection points
There are Food Bank collection points in 28 Derbyshire libraries.
The following libraries host Credit Unions on a weekly/twice weekly basis:
Creswell Tel: 01909 721606
Shirebrook Tel: 01623 742425
Swadlincote Tel: 01629 533013
Wirksworth Tel: 01629 533730
Health and Wellbeing Zones and Citizens Advice Information Kiosks
30 libraries have Health and Wellbeing Zones which provide helpful books, leaflets and information. They also have Citizens Advice information kiosks which members of the public can use to access useful websites.
Derbyshire National Careers Service
Derbyshire County Council National Careers service give careers help and advice through their Community Work Clubs around the county.
Chesterfield Library hosts a Work Club once a week Tel: 01629 533400
llkeston Library hosts a Work Club once a week Tel: 0115 9301104
Further Information and advice sessions in Derbyshire Libraries
Information Centre: Bolsover Library, three times a week Tel: 01246 823179
Citizens Advice: Eckington Library, weekly Tel: 01629 533748
Derbyshire Law Centre: Bolsover Library, weekly Tel: 01246 823179
Staveley Library, weekly Tel: 01246 472448
Workers’ Centre: Staveley Library, twice a week Tel: 01246 472448
Children’s Librarians are working with some Derbyshire primary schools to organise code clubs out of school hours which will support the computer programming/coding work now being done by primary school children.
If you would like to find out more about any of the above please contact Wendy Kurcewicz at Chesterfield Library, or the Library Information Service:
Senior Librarian, Digital Inclusion
Health and Communities Department, Derbyshire County Council
Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield S40 1QN
Tel: 01629 533400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Information Service
Tel: 01629 533444 Email: email@example.com