Your local libraries continue to be digital hubs that give you free access to the Internet and support that you need.
Free Wi-Fi and Computer Access
Libraries offer free Wi-Fi and free Internet access! The length of session that you are able to book has now increased to 2 hours.
You are able to print from all library computers – charges apply.
Free sims with internet access
We have helped over 1000 people get online by providing them with free sims loaded with internet data. If you need help getting online, or using your phone to do the things you need to do, then pop into a library and ask for a free sim with internet access.
These sims have been donated by ISPs such as Vodafone, Three and O2 to become part of the National Databank organised by Good Things Foundation and can give you at least 6 months of free internet access.
Here are what some people said about this amazing opportunity:
“I can do my university work and catch up to my deadline. It helps with cost of living, helps brings down your phone bill and for the people that don’t have internet at home this has been a lifesaver.”
“For the people that don’t have internet at home this has been a lifesaver”
“It makes me feel like everyone else, socialising and shopping.” Some online users have also commented:
“Libraries are flat out awesome”
“If I was unemployed and struggling to pay my bills, this could make a major difference to my living costs and ability to apply for jobs.”
Digital Drop Ins
Want to improve your digital skills? Most libraries offer weekly digital drop-in sessions.
Visit our directory to find local digital skills sessions in libraries and other venues which can help you apply for jobs, work on your CV, fill in forms online and more.
Just pop in your postcode and find a local drop-in session!
Support over the telephone
If you have Internet access at home, but don’t have the skills or confidence to use it, you can contact the Libraries Let’s Get Digital team by texting 07860064128, and stating which part of Manchester you live.