Be Connected

If you want to learn how to get started online and be confident using computers, tablets and smartphones, then it’s time to Be Connected. These short courses include face-to-face training, online teaching and how-to guides.

The short courses cover many topics such as:

  • Internet banking
  • Safety on the internet
  • Searching family history
  • Finding out what an app is and how to use it
  • How to watch TV online

You can also book a one-on-one half hour session with one of our friendly library staff members.

If you want to learn from home, the Be Connected site lets you ask questions on any topic with easy to understand answers. Visit Be Connected

You can go also find short courses on the LinkedIn Learning website. You can access them for free using your library number (under the barcode on your card) and your pin (six digits with your date, month and year of birth). Click here to start: Linkedin Learning Library

Book a Librarian

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have question about something you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where a staff member will help answer your questions.
You can Book Online (use the category function to choose a date and time) or phone your library of choice.

Goomeri LibraryFirst Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 41684340

Gympie LibraryWednesdays 9am-12pm
Bookings essential: phone 54810859

Imbil Library - First Tuesday of the month, 9.30am-11.30am
Bookings essential: phone 54845488

Kilkivan Library –  First Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm
Bookings essential: phone 54841209

Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays, 2.30pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 54864355

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays, 11am-12.30pm
Bookings essential

Be Connected Sessions

TV, Movie and Music Streaming Services
Gympie Library - Thursday 28 July  10am-12noon
It wasn't so very long ago that we could only watch our favourite TV shows at set times each week, and if we missed an episode, well, that was that! The availability of high-speed internet services allows us more control over when we watch not only TV and movies, but also when and how we listen to music and the radio. This course looks at how you can use the internet to provide a world of entertainment, on demand.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Connecting to others
Gympie Library – Thursday 28 July 1pm-3pm
In this course, you will learn what equipment you need in order to get set up for video calling. This includes a webcam, speakers/headphones, and a mic; these are commonly already built into your computer or mobile device.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Apple iPhones : Getting started
Kilkivan Library – Thursday 4 August 10am-12noon
New to the world of iPhones? Learn how to get started on your iPad. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54841209 or visit here to book online

Apple iPads : Getting started
Gympie Library – Thursday 11 August 10am-12noon
New to the world of iPads? Learn how to get started on your iPad. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Tablets: Getting started
Gympie Library – Thursday 11 August 1pm-3pm
New to the world of tablets? Learn how to get started on your Android tablet. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Apple iPads: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 25 August 10am-12noon
Have fun and stay safer with your iPad. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your iPad and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Tablets: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 25 August 1pm-3pm
Have fun and stay safer with your phones. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your phone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Phones: Getting started
Kilkivan Library – Thursday 1 September 10am-12noon
New to the world of Phones? Learn how to get started on your Android phones. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54841209 or visit here to book online

All about Data
Gympie Library – Thursday 8 September 10am-12noon
Everything you need to know about data: what it is, the difference between home internet and mobile data, how to switch to Wi-Fi on your mobile, plus tips to help you save money when at home or away.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Wifi and Mobile Networks
Gympie Library – Thursday 8 September 1pm-3pm
How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? What is the nbn and what do you need to know when looking for a new nbn plan? We answer these questions and more in these courses..
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

All about Apps
Gympie Library - Thursday 22 September 10am-12noon
This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything. Find out what apps are and how to find them using the App Store and Google Play Store
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Windows Laptop: Getting Started
Gympie Library – Thursday 22 September 1pm-3pm
Set up and personalise your Windows laptop (or PC laptop) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.
Bookings Essential: Phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

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