16 Oct 2023
Venue Various locations across Sunderland
Time Start 16/10/2023 9:00am End 20/10/2023 6:00pm

National Get Online Week

Do you have a friend or family member who is interested in going online?

Sunderland City Council is excited to be hosting a series of events as part of Good Things Foundation’s National Get Online Week.

In a world increasingly connected through the internet, it’s vital that everyone has the opportunity to develop essential digital skills and access online resources. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the UK lack the most basic digital skills needed for everyday life, and over 1 in 20 households have no internet access at all?

We want to fix the digital divide in Sunderland so that all residents are empowered to be a part of our Smart City, through digital literacy and connectivity.



Wonders of the Web

Monday 16th October 10am – 12pm | Washington Library

Monday 16th October 1pm – 3pm | Houghton Library

Kickstart your digital journey with our beginner’s session, Wonders of the Web. During this session, you’ll learn how to use Google for research and leisure, stay connected with family and friends online, and navigate the digital world safely. It’s never too late to explore the wonders of the web!


Money Saving Tips

Tuesday 17th October 10am – 12pm | Houghton Library

Thursday 19th October 10am – 12pm | Washington Library

In this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into using online money-saving tools and resources, such as Money Saving Expert and comparison websites. Plus, we’ll teach you how to shop safely in the digital marketplace. Start saving today!


BorrowBox and Library App

Tuesday 17th October 10am – 12pm | City Library at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Wednesday 18th October 10am – 12pm | Washington Library

Curious about Sunderland Libraries’ digital offerings? Join us for our drop-in session to explore BorrowBox and the Library App. Whether you bring your own device or use one of ours, we’ll guide you in discovering new ways to make the most of our library resources online. Embrace the digital age with us!