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The Get Online campaign helps Bury residents access the internet and learn about using computers. We can help you with things that:

  • you have to do - such as applying for housing, claiming benefits like Universal Credit, or looking for a job
  • you want to do - such as looking for cheaper energy deals which may be only available online
  • you like to do - such as shopping, researching family history, or keeping in touch with friends and family by email and social media

We do this by providing:

  • free public access computers at council offices and libraries throughout the borough
  • learning courses on how to use computers and the internet
  • one to one support from trained council staff or volunteers, to help you complete tasks you need to do
  • free wi-fi connection to the internet in some council buildings and all libraries so you can bring your own laptop or tablet

Free computer and internet access

Access to free computers and the internet is available at Digital Hubs and libraries across the borough.

You will need a library card to use one of our computers. If you're not already a member, it's free and you can join immediately at any of our libraries or Digital Hubs. Just bring proof of your name and address with you.

Radcliffe Digital Hub

7 Whittaker Street, Radcliffe, M26 2TD.

Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

  • 14 computers (no need to book)
  • Staff on hand to help complete on line application forms

Bury Town Hall Digital Hub

Bury Town Hall reception, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW.

Open: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.

  • 4 computers (no need to book)
  • Staff on hand to help complete on line application forms


There are 4 libraries across the borough, offering free computer and internet access.

Many libraries are open at weekends and some are open in the evening.

  • Digital volunteers and library staff on hand to help
  • Free wi-fi in all libraries
  • Online Basics and Digital Buddy sessions available

Free learning courses

There is something for everyone, whether you are an absolute beginner, or you already have a computer and just need some help to get the most out of it.

If you feel you need more advanced training than a single session will provide, you might want to consider a course provided by Bury Council's Adult Learning Services. Please note there are charges for these courses, which run for 6 to 10 weeks. Courses on offer include:

  • Computers Made Easy
  • ITQ/ECDL qualifications

Online courses

Learn My Way - a web site of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

Digital Unite - Technology guides - a series of guides about all aspects of using computers.