Residents who need support in accessing the online world are urged to visit North Yorkshire libraries for Get Online Week (October 18 to 24).

Over the last 18 months, the Internet has been central to socialising, accessing government support and engaging with friends, family and communities.

Staff and volunteers will be introducing visitors to e-books, online local history and reference resources. The Library Service is also teaming up with the County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS), Citizen’s Online and A1 Community Works throughout the week to deliver sessions on studying online, using social media and staying safe online.

Teachers from the ALSS are running free digital courses on Wednesday, October 20, from 1pm to 3pm and Friday, October 22, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Anybody without access to a computer can book one at Malton library.

To sign-up please visit the First Steps to Learning Online booking page.For more information about the course please call 01609 536066 or email