12 Mar, 2014

Digital Hub bigger and better than ever

Do you know someone who is keen to embrace the digital age, but doesn’t know quite where to start? The Adelaide City Digital Hub at the new City Library might just be a step in the right direction.

Located near the entrance of the new City library, the Adelaide City Digital Hub relocation to this bigger and better space is sure to have a course or session to suit everyone from beginner to advanced, at no cost to participants.

“We have deliberately kept cost out of our sessions because we want people to see the library as a place they can enjoy life-long learning as much or as little as they want,” said Sabine Jung, City of Adelaide Program Manager, City Community.

“We’ve maintained the traditional role of the library as the place to browse and borrow books, but we’ve extended this function to incorporate all manner of modern technology for people to try out and learn about.

“Anyone can sign up for one of the many courses in the Digital Hub to learn about a range of applications from basic web browsing right up to Skype, music streaming and Instagram – the choice really is theirs,” said Sabine.

Located in a central city location at Rundle Place, Rundle Mall, the City Library is easy to get to and provides an inner city oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide’s popular shopping strip.

Over the past month interest in the Digital Hub has risen significantly, with the City Library proving to be a popular place with more than 36,000 visitors in the four weeks since it opened.

Katherine Shaw, Electronic Services Development Officer is excited by the number of people who are keen to learn more through the Digital Hub.

“Come in and talk to our friendly library staff, volunteers and trainers to find out more about the Digital Hub, the courses on offer and how we can help you enter the digital age.

“Even if you’re main interest is focused around reading, once you have learnt your way around your smart device, we’ll be able to help you access ebooks through our online collection.

“The next calendar of events, showing what’s coming up from April to June is out now so it’s a great time to get involved and sign up for a course.

“Places at events and courses can be booked through cityofadelaide.com.au/digitalhub, or by telephoning the library on 08 8203 7990,” she said.

The Adelaide City Digital Hub has been made possible by a grant over two years from the Federal Government.

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Rebecca Draysey