Learning at your library

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – libraries

Belhus library, Corringham library and Grays library have reopened. Other libraries remain closed until further notice. You can access newspapers and magazines, get e-books and e-audio and take part in job club sessions online.

Go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page for information on visiting re-opened libraries and items due for return. Items due between 1 January and 31 July have had their loan dates extended automatically to 1 September. Please do not put borrowed items in library book drops or letterboxes.

How to use social media

Learn how to use social media. Get connected with friends near and far, share interests and your creativity.

We have already helped more than 600 local people get the best out of their tablet or computer, introducing them to the world of apps and free services such as our e-books, e-audio, and e-magazine services.

Free sessions on social media are available in all libraries. Each session covers one of:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat

Sessions last 2 hours and you can come to as many as you like.

Register with staff at your local library to take advantage of this service.

Dates and times will be confirmed when enough people have registered for sessions to begin