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Digital Offer

Would you like to get online but need help accessing a device, connection, and some guidance to get started?

We have support available in Oldham Libraries.

Greater Manchester Databank

Oldham Libraries have partnered with the Good Things Foundation, to offer data packages to those who are digitally excluded.

To receive data at Oldham Libraries through the Greater Manchester Databank you must:

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Live in Oldham
  • And be from a low-income household

You must also qualify in one of the following categories:

  • Has no access or insufficient access to the internet at home
  • Has no or insufficient access to the internet when away from the home
  • Cannot afford their existing monthly contract or top up

A person can have access to data for up to 12 months.

To make a data request, please fill in this form:

Request for a data package

If you need help filling in the form, pop into your local library.

For information, please email digital.gifting@oldham.gov.uk

Digital Drop-in

A digital drop-in takes place at:

Oldham Library on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm

NEON Community Hub (Holt St, Oldham OL4 2DQ), Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm

Royton Library @ Trinity Methodist Church on Thursdays, 9am – 12pm

Northmoor Library on Fridays, 10am – 1pm.

Bring in your device or digital query for 1-1 support.

For more information contact:

Chromebook lending

This will include the following:

  • Ready to use Chromebook (work with Wi-Fi)
  • Collection from your local library – follow the usual reservation process

If you need a device, you can borrow a Chromebook from the library for three weeks. Reserve it and collect it from your local library. You can renew it if no one else is waiting. The Chromebooks work with Wi-Fi connections – free public Wi-Fi can be found in all of our libraries!

Come along to one of our Digital Drop In sessions if you need help getting started.

Online Basics

Online Basics sessions are available weekly at all of our libraries.  

Pop into your local library to find out more.

Donate IT Oldham

Donate IT Oldham aims to help our most vulnerable residents get online by providing refurbished devices such as used laptops, smartphones, and tablets that businesses and members of the public no longer need.

When surveyed almost 40% of Oldham residents said they, or someone they lived with, experienced some form of difficulty getting online because they lack suitable digital devices and internet connections at home.

Donate IT Oldham is committed to reducing this figure and helping as many residents as possible.

We need your support

Please get involved and donate any unused or unwanted devices at any of Oldham Council’s libraries. We will then refurbish them and make sure they find a new home with someone across the borough who really needs it.

Back up any data before you drop it off and do a factory reset. We’ll do the rest. Anything we can’t refurbish will be recycled.

Items we can accept include:

  • Laptops (Windows and Mac)
  • Desktops (Windows and Mac)
  • Tablets (Android & iOS)
  • Smartphones (Android & iOS)
  • We also accept old-style mobile phones and game consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation

Donate a device

You can donate your device at any library in Oldham

If you have any questions about Donate IT Oldham please visit our queries page