What is Digi Learn?
Digi Learn is the term we use to describe all our Digital Literacy programs and help services throughout the Charles Sturt Library Service. Digital Literacy refers to a range of skills that help you use technology safely and effectively and to participate in the digital world.
This can include things like:
- using your digital device - including laptops, tablets and smartphones
- understanding online safety and how to keep yourself safe
- web browsing and websites
- installing and using apps
- making sense of your operating system - Windows 10, Android and iOS
- new and emerging technology.
Our series of programs and events are designed to help everyone in the community build these skills. Sessions range from beginner to intermediate level and are delivered from libraries, community centres and outreach facilities.
One on One In-Person Sessions
Have a digital question, or want to get online? Our help sessions will be back face-to-face and our digital experts here to help you.
Help build your confidence when using technology and to safely connect online in these free 45 minutes sessions on one of the topics listed below:
- Basic laptop
- Organising and managing photos
- Office Basics (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Internet basics
- Email basics
- Social media
- Apple devices (smartphone/tablet)
- Android devices (smartphone/tablet)
- Windows 10
Bookings can be done online via our event calendar below or by calling us on 8408 1333.
These sessions will be provided with extra safety measures in place to ensure the best health of our customers and staff. If you feel unwell the day of your appointment, please call us and we will help book you into another session.
Please bring your own device to the session, and if you do not own a device, we ask you to contact us at the time of booking.
Digital Drop in Sessions (commences in 2021)
Do you need some help with your digital device or have a tech question you quickly want answered?
We're resuming our in-person drop in sessions at the following locations:
- Findon Library - fortnightly Saturdays from 2-4pm
- West Lakes - fortnightly Sundays from 2-4pm
- Mobile Library on location at Plant 4 Bowden (11:30am-12:30pm) & Ridleyton Shopping Centre (2-3pm) - monthly Fridays.
No bookings are necessary. Free Wi-Fi will be available but please make sure to bring your own device. Time limits may apply based on demand for service on the day.
To see all the locations and times, please visit our calendar below.
The Be Connected series of programs are an Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians in using digital technology.
We are an official partner of the program and offer many different sessions each month ranging from how to spot an online scam, connect with others, navigate the internet safely and much more.
We also run weekly sessions each Monday at the Findon Community Centre and Friday at our Civic Library.
Bookings are essential for all sessions and devices are provided.
Charles Sturt Libraries are also official partners of the Digital Springboard suite of programs, which is sponsored by Infoxchange and Google. These sessions aim to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in life, open up new employment and career opportunities, and even assist small businesses in their start up and implementation.
Bookings are essential for all sessions with some workshops running multiple weeks, and at our libraries and community centres.
Other Digital Help sessions
Throughout the year we also run sessions on these topics:
- Microsoft Office
- 3D Printing and Design
- Photo editing
- Lynda.com and other digital library resources you can access as a library member.
Bookings are essential for all sessions.
Geek just got cool! Not your average school. Each term kids aged 9-14 years will have the chance to learn, play, invent and interact with new gizmos, gadgets, robots, coding and other tech.
Sessions are delivered fortnightly on Wednesdays at our Civic Library - Digital Hub.
Bookings are essential and you must commit to the entire term.
Term 1 2021 - Python edition (Starting 3 February)
Kickstart your coding knowledge in 2021. In this five-part series, you'll learn how to write code using the popular programming language, Python.
Did you know that it is the same language used by NASA and Google?
You'll be able to create games, puzzles, art and many other cool projects throughout the term.