Libraries offer free tech help for seniors | Goldfields Library Corporation

Libraries offer free tech help for seniors

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Over 60 and need help to confidently use your smartphone, computer or digital device? Well,  here’s your chance!

Thanks to a funding boost from the State Government of Victoria, it’s now even easier to access free tech training and support through your local library. Simply contact your local library, book in for a one-on-one session and tell us what you need help with, or want to know more about.

Mark Hands, CEO of Goldfields Libraries, acknowledges the challenges faced by seniors in keeping up with technology and digital trends.

Over the past few years, there’s been a huge shift in how we go about our daily tasks and connect through technology. This can be particularly challenging for older community members who can often feel overwhelmed, isolated or excluded from their family and community.”

With Victorians over 50 making up 35 per cent of library visitors and those over 70 accounting for 17 per cent, libraries are perfectly placed to help.

“While we offer one-on-one tech support at all our libraries already, the additional funding means we can offer more opportunities specifically for seniors.”

“Our staff are friendly and patient, and can help with a range of tasks, including how to set up and use your device, access the internet, set up emails, manage passwords, take and edit photos and show you tips to help keep your device safe from scammers. You tell us what you need, and we’ll do our best to help.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call your local library.

  • Bendigo – 5449 2700
  • Castlemaine – 5472 1458
  • Eaglehawk – 5446 7577
  • Gisborne – 5428 3962
  • Heathcote – 5433 3734
  • Kangaroo Flat – 5447 8344
  • Kyneton – 5422 1365
  • Romsey – 5429 3086
  • Woodend – 5427 2074
  • Library agencies (Axedale, Boort, Dingee, Elmore, Inglewood, Pyramid Hill, Tarnagulla and Wedderburn) – 5449 2790