Get online week 18-24th October
‘Get Online…Get Connected. 18th – 24th October
This year’s Get Online Week campaign will take place from 18 – 24 October 2021.
We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to safely participate in our digital world and no one should be left behind. We can’t wait to help more people get more out of life online. If you need help getting online, then please visit one of our libraries where staff will be more than happy to help get you started. There is a wide range of online resources available, and we will be highlighting a different resource every day during get online week.
Monday 18th October 2021 Get online…get reading
Knowsley Library Service has a free e-Books and e-Audiobooks borrowing service offers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teenagers and children. Knowsley Library Service – BorrowBox
Once you have selected a title you can read it online or you can download it onto your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can borrow a total of twelve downloadable e-books and/or e-Audiobooks for up to 21 days, after which they will automatically expire, unless you renew them.
All you need to borrow e-Books is a library membership number and PIN. If you’re not already a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and postcode and we will send you your membership details.
If you are unsure how to get online then please visit one of our Libraries where a member of staff will be happy to help you.
Don’t forget you can also listen to our new Knowsley Library podcast, The Bookcase.
The podcast aims to bring you insightful book chat, whether you’re interested to hear about what inspires authors, or would like to hear tips to fuel your own creative writing.
Also, you can hear about the origins of words or phrases with our Word of the Week segment, and also follow our quick fire quiz each episode and see if you can fare any better than our guests!
Residents can also join the Library, renew their loans and choose their next great read online. For more information visit email@example.com
Tuesday 19th October Get online… get down to business
Did you know that the Library Service host a wide range of online resources available via our Public PCs? These include access to Which magazine, Access to Research, Oxford Reference online and many more reference resources. In addition, Huyton Library will promote its new Business and Intellectual Property Centre, BIPC Knowsley. This offers free access to online resources Mintel, Cobra and Grantfinder which provide expert, quality business information. A BIPC specialist is based in Huyton Library on Tuesdays to support budding entrepreneurs or anyone wanting to develop an existing business.
Thursday 21st October Get online…connect to your Council
There are plenty of council services available on the council’s website for you to use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also have an online chat with one of our advisors who are available from 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9am to 4pm on Wednesdays. they can guide you through the council’s available online services and help you get online. Chat to an advisor
Friday 22nd October Get Online…Get learning
If you want to brush up on your IT skills or indeed learn new skills then we can help find the right course for you. ‘Learn my Way or ‘Make it Click’ are two online resources that can help customers develop their digital skills to make the most of the online world. Courses currently available range from internet safety to finding a job online.
Need help with researching your family tree? Ancestry which allows our customers to search their family history by providing free access to censuses, immigration records, military records, court and legal documents, photos and maps is currently available free of charge for all our Library customers.
Saturday 23rd October Get online…get driving
Learning to drive? If so then practice your Driving Theory Test using the Theory Test Pro online in all our Libraries. This software replicates the theory driving test that all drivers have to pass before taking their practical test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All material is licensed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)
In addition, On Tuesday 19 October, supported by Barclays Bank, the Digital Team will be running a drop in ‘Get to KNOW I.T’ in Huyton Library. Anyone needing help to get online, setting up an email address, shopping, research, job search, connecting with friends and family etc are welcome to come along and even bring their own devices to improve their digital skills.
Don’t forget if you need any help with anything ‘digital’ then please pop into your local library where a member of staff will be happy to help.