Learn@the Library

Enjoy a variety of free technology programs and general interest workshops, one-on-one tutorials and self paced learning options.

Workshops and Financial Seminars  eLearning tree
Technology and Internet - Tech Savvy Seniors (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) 
Self paced, online courses

Workshops and Financial Seminars

Small, friendly group sessions with demonstrations and the opportunity to have hands-on experience. Select an event to find out more. 

Technology workshops

Wed, 7 Mar, 9.30-2.30pm Microsoft Office for Work training  Booking closed 
Thu,15 Mar,10am-11.30am How to protect your privacy online Booking closed 
Thu, 22 Mar,10am-11.30am Introduction to internet streaming for music and videos  Bookings open
Wed,11 Apr,10am-11.30am Create your travel itinerary using apps Bookings open mid Mar 
Wed,18 Apr,10am-11.30am Hands on with Windows 10 – from set-up to navigation Bookings open mid Mar
Wed,16 May,10am-11.30am Sharing on Facebook and tips to protect your privacy Bookings open mid Apr 
Wed,30 May,10am-11.30am  Understand online cloud storage and back up options. Bookings open end Apr  

Financial seminars   

Thu,1 Mar, 6pm-7.30pm Understanding Retirement Income Streams Booked out 
Fri, 16 Mar,10am-11.30am                  Accommodation Options in Retirement Booking closed
Fri, 23 Mar,10am-11.30am Understanding Aged Care costs Bookings open 
Mon,16 Apr, 10am-11.30am Age Pension and your Choices (other payments) Bookings open mid Mar
Mon,23 Apr, 10am-11.30am  Understanding your Pension Bookings open end Mar

All workshops held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, or as indicated. 


The Library offers the following free one-on-one tutorials:

eBooks and Databases Email Basics*  Internet Basics* 
Introduction to Family History  Learn how to Skype  Starting Facebook*
Tracing the History of your House Twitter for Beginners 

Tutorials with an '*' are available also in Cantonese and Mandarin

To request a tutorial, complete our online form, or contact the library on 02 9777 7900.

All tutorials held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Technology and Internet

Library Tech Bar 
Are you new to the internet or your mobile device. Bring your device on Fridays from 11am - 12 noon and our friendly volunteers at the Tech Help Bar can help you get started. (Last session this year will be on 8 Dec, we will resume service on 9 Feb 2018) 

Tech Buddy Club
Are you new to the world of smartphones and tablets? Or are you a tech-savvy senior who can help others? 

Then come and take part in the Library’s program, every first Monday of each month, where you will enjoy hands-on learning, sharing knowledge and skills in a small group. You can use the Library’s devices or bring your own. (There will be a break in Jan, the first session in 2018 will be on 5 Feb) 

Tech Savvy Seniors Program in English, Cantonese and Mandarin 

The Tech Savvy Seniors program will assist seniors from English and non-English speaking backgrounds who have limited or no previous experience in using technology to learn new skills for the future.The training is free and will help older people to access information and stay connected with their family, friends and communities.

Discover more about Tech Savvy Seniors. Bookings open. 

Self paced, online courses.

Self-paced online tutorials can be used at the Library or can be accessed from home if you have a current Willoughby Library card.

Mango Languages offers online courses in over 70 languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 15 languages.

GCF LearnFree.org access hundreds of free videos and resources on a range of technology and internet subjects. Great for those new to technology.

Where else to seek help?

The Dougherty Community Centre (ph 9777 7800) and MOSAIC Multicultural Centre (ph 9777 7952) also offer basic computer training for seniors each week day. Please call the centres for more information.