Get free help from your local library.
We can help you in your community to:
- get started with Universal Jobmatch, the government’s job searching website
- apply for benefits such as Universal Credit online
- find and use job search websites and apply online for jobs
- set up and use an email address to apply for jobs
- use a computer to type up documents like your CV, job application or covering letter
- search and bid for council housing online
- access specialist help, information and advice
All this is free.
Ask in your library about booking a one to one computer help session or contact the Library Information Service:
You can also do your own research by logging on to our computers to use the internet and access wifi for free in all 45 Derbyshire libraries and the Derbyshire Record Office.
Further help and advice
There are many other sources of help and advice in Derbyshire libraries.
We regularly host Citizens Advice, Derbyshire Law Centre and Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ sessions. There are National Careers Service access points at Chesterfield and Ilkeston libraries and some branches host community banks and food bank collection points:
- Citizens Advice information centre – drop-in sessions at Bolsover Library
- Derbyshire Law Centre – legal advice on housing, employment and community care at Bolsover and Eckington libraries
- National Careers Service access points – drop-in sessions at Chesterfield and Ilkeston libraries
- Pension Wise guidance sessions – appointments can be made at Chesterfield Library
- Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre – drop-in advice sessions at Staveley Library
- community bank – weekly at Swadlincote Library
- food bank collection points – in 28 Derbyshire libraries
- work and benefits help information packs – all 45 libraries and Derbyshire Record Office have these to help enquirers
For more information, contact the Library Information Service: