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Work and money help online from your local library

Your local library can help with many work and money issues, including:

  • searching and applying for jobs online
  • using the find a job website or emailing your CV
  • using a computer to apply online for benefits

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Get free help from your local library.

We can help you in your community to:

  • get started with 'find a job', the government’s job searching website
  • apply for benefits such as Universal Credit online and maintain your Universal Credit account
  • find and use job search websites and apply online for jobs
  • set up and use an email address to apply for jobs
  • use a computer to type up documents like your CV, job application or covering letter
  • search and bid for council housing online
  • access specialist help, information and advice

All this is free.

Ask in your library about booking a one to one computer help session or contact the Library Information Service:

You can also do your own research by logging on to our computers to use the internet and access wifi for free in all 45 Derbyshire libraries and the Derbyshire Record Office.

Digital Learning

Learn my way - learn digital skills including online safety, health information and help to find work.

Make it Click - learn digital skills.

Future Learn - free online learning courses provided by universities and specialist organisations.

Digital Unite - digital guides from health information to staying in touch.

Citizens Online - recommended resources to help you stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues.

BT's Skills For Tomorrow programme - free resources and information to help people, parents, and businesses to make the most of the online world.

Cisco online courses - free ICT courses if you're thinking about a career in ICT. Provided by Derbyshire libraries in partnership with Cisco Networking Academy.

Help and support

EU Settlement Scheme application help for vulnerable citizens.

Home Office applications help - for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme and for some work and student visas.

Universal Credit citizens advice - for people applying for Universal Credit.

Technology support for the sight impaired - support offered by the RNIB for you to make the most of technology.

Digital MOT - answer a few simple questions and find out the most important things you can do to protect yourself online.