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Lancashire Reads

In 2020 we want everyone to share their reading targets. It may be to read a new author, read 50 books, read a classic, try an eBook or listen to a book.

So join in, share your reviews and recommendations and see what others are reading and recommending on:

  • our library catalogue - log in and find the book to leave your review using the tag lancs_reads_2020, or make your own list, see our guide (PDF 681 KB) for more information
  • find out what other Lancashire readers are reading on our catalogue lists
  • Twitter - use #LancsReads and follow us on @lancspublib
  • Facebook – look out for our Lancashire Reads posts on @lancslibraries and leave your reviews in the comments using #LancsReads
  • or with the staff in your local Lancashire library

The Computer School

 

  • Free online technology training directory.
  • Computer and technology basics, internet safety and security.
  • Training for tablets, devices, apps and operating systems.

The Computer School is part of our Digital Library - quality online resources we've paid for so you don't have to.

Information about visas and the EU settlement scheme

Stay safe online

Sign up for a Learn my Way Online Safety course to help you shop, bank and socialise safely online.

See our important advice on how to stay safe online. Lancashire libraries have also prepared a list of useful websites.

CEOP offer help and advice to keep children safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? You can report it to CEOP.

Go to the CEOP safety centre

Computers and Wi-Fi

We are upgrading all our computers to Windows 10 and replacing with new hardware and large screen monitors. Flatbed scanners will be available at every library. Ask staff if you wish to use one.

If you are experiencing problems accessing some sites on Internet Explorer, we have now installed Google Chrome internet browser as an alternative and would recommend that you use that browser. Type http://bit.ly/pnethome into the Chrome address bar to view this page there.

Find out more about using library computers, personal laptops and devices in libraries and about access to free Wi-Fi.

 

Do It Online

Apply for Universal Credit

Benefit checker

Blue Badge applications

Borrow eBooks and eAudio books

Digital Library for high quality information resources

Employment support

Help with Universal Credit

Library catalogue

Reserve a computer

Special educational needs and disabilities

Tell us about an event you attended

Volunteering

What's on


Learn in libraries

Don't get left behind. Our staff and digital champions are here to offer you help with basic digital skills.

We provide bite-size courses and one to one help. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, it doesn't matter if you've never used a computer, we can help you!

Get Online Basics courses in Lancashire Libraries

Learn My Way online courses

Tell us about your basic digital skills

We hold courses across our libraries with Lancashire Adult Learning. Courses include work club, ICT essentials, creative writing, Lego robotics for families, mindfulness and more.

Find a course

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Stay in touch

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