Getting residents online


Free ‘Get Online’ sessions for members of the public are being provided across the city. The sessions, which last up to two hours, are for those who have never used the internet before or want to become more confident.

Get online has been proving several new groups at new venues since mid-August.

  • iPad group: Stockbridge Library. Monday afternoons, 2 – 4 from Monday August 18th (four weekly sessions).  Bring along your iPad and learn how to get the most out of your device from simply downloading and using apps, using the iTunes Store, the internet, reading books etc.

Contact Stockbridge library staff to book a place. Part of these sessions will be tutor-led but staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide 1:1 support where required

  • General Lab: Central Library. Friday mornings, 10.30 – 12.30 from August 15th (five weekly sessions)
  • General Lab: Morningside Library. Thursday mornings, 10.30 – 12.30 from August 21st (five weekly sessions)

General Labs provide one-to-one support.  Bring along any device (laptop, iPad, tablet, smartphone) to get help. You will agree a short learner plan for the five sessions so everything is based around what you need help with and being able to learn at your pace.

To access these services call Central Library on 242 8020 or Morningside Library on 529 5654, or just drop in and speak to a member of staff. Alternatively you can contact Get Online directly through Kenny Sharkey, 469 3615 or 07809320432 or email to

Get Online continues to provide a Lab at East Neighbourhood Centre, Craigmillar on Tuesday afternoons and support residents at Moira Park Sheltered Housing scheme.

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