Advice and tips for getting online while social distancing

It's important that we try and stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic. We are working to re-open branch libraries across Newcastle with a range of selected services.  Our branches are a 'go-to' resource for trusted and reliable information, help and for social interaction.

We've compiled some resources from trustworthy sources which will help you if you're new to using Skype, webcams, online shopping, Facetime, WhatsApp or just staying in touch with your friends and family.

Online essentials

    Communications

    Health

    Online safety

    Online Shopping

    Smartphone

    Digital Champion Resources

    Government services

    Health

    Older People

    Helping others

    Video Calling for indivuduals

    Facebook Messenger

    FaceTime

    Skype

    WhatsApp

    Video conferencing for organisations

    MS Teams

    Virtual conferences

    Virtual meetings

    Virtual workshops HOWTO

    Zoom

    Remote working

    Thanks to citizensonline.org.uk

    Did you know?

    Having access to information on goods and services means that people can make better-informed decisions. They can order their groceries or other shopping online retaining their buying independence. This is particularly important at the moment because people may not be able to visit the supermarket or may not want to leave their home.

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    A world of literature and information can be accessed from Newcastle Libraries through our free eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks. We also have some great online resources for research.

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    Being able to get online means that people can have company whenever they feel like it – be it playing Scrabble online, chatting to a family member using Facebook or Facetime, reading the comments on online newspaper articles and taking part, or responding to others using Instagram or Twitter.

    They say that every person has a book in them…Writing a blog can be a good way to find out, to hone your writing skills and to connect with other people.

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