Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Eastern Regional Libraries is proud to be a registered support center for this program, meaning our e-learning staff are able to help you access and use the Be Connected Website. There are also many Be Connected events being held around the region, with a focus on increasing digital literacy.

Book into one of our workshops, find an e-learning session at your local library or register for the Be Connected program online to get started today.

Technology Training

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Technology Events

Eastern Regional Libraries runs an exciting, year-long program of technology-focused events. Past sessions have included: Buying and Selling on eBay; Privacy and VPNs; How to use Pinterest; and Facebook for Small Business.

Most sessions are completely free of charge and are geared towards beginners. Bring along your questions!

eLearning One-to-Ones

Eastern Regional Libraries offers free, one-on-one sessions to help you access our wide array of online resources. Have a new device, and want to start listening to eAudiobooks? Or have you bought a new iPad, and need to reinstall RbDigital? Then these sessions are for you.

eLearning One-to-One sessions are held around the region by members of our eLearning team. To book your place, please contact your local library or book online.

Be Connected Training

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative designed to help the community thrive in a digital world. Various online learning resources are available, including access to a Network of community partners, so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. The service is completely free to use and works entirely within your web browser.

eSafety Training

The Australian Government has built a valuable website that’s designed to help Australians become familiar with the best methods of staying safe online. The website is updated regularly, with content created by knowledgeable professionals.

State Library of Victoria Training

The State Library of Victoria has created a course that’s designed to help you get online and use the internet with confidence. It includes tips on searching the web, managing passwords and using email. It’s completely free to use and functions well on library PCs. Browse its various articles to build your confidence online.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online provides easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond. It was created by the Australian Government and is completely free to use.

Free Tech Help Sessions

Regular technology support is available at some library branches. These free sessions provide the opportunity for you to ask a library team member your most pressing technology questions. While we can’t necessarily fix a broken device, we’ll help to the best of our abilities!

These sessions are for anyone with any kind of technology question; just bring along your device, your questions, and a sense of curiosity.

Yarra Junction Library

Yarra Junction Library
Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm

This casual computer group is filled with friendly faces who support each other in a fun, social environment. It includes regular themed presentations from the library's technology team. No bookings necessary. Come for a cup of tea and some tech chat!