All about Linton IT Club

 

lintonit.org.uk

 

1.   The objective of the club, which was founded by the late Derek Birch in 2000, is to introduce basic computing to adults, particularly those who have not had the opportunity to learn about computers at school, college or work. The club also tries to help members with computer related problems including new technology such as digital cameras, satnav, smart phones and tablets.

2.   The club also aims to help, in an informal and friendly atmosphere, those who have computers of their own, possibly recently acquired, to make a start; or who may have a more specific problem. 

3.   The Club works in co-operation with the Library Service. Members can use computers belonging to the Library Service by Library Membership Card Number and Pin Number, which you receive as a member of Cambridgeshire Libraries.

4.   The facilities of the Club and Library Service are currently as follows: 

(i)        Computers in the computer and information room belonging to the Library Service, are connected to the County Broadband Internet service after logging in. These computers have Microsoft Office available, including word processing and spreadsheets and can take CDs and USB memory sticks, which enable users to save their work for future use. These machines are available for e-mail via a website, such as Outlook, Googlemail and Yahoo mail etc.

(ii)      Free CambWiFi is available throughout the building, so you can bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone if you have one, and connect to the internet.

5.   Costs. There is no subscription or fee for membership at present.

6.   The Club meets on Wednesday evenings between 5 pm and 7 pm. Access is via the libary main entrance and then into the computer and information room.

During peak holiday periods, the Club may not meet, so at these times it is advisable to check in advance. 

(Log on to the Club’s website lintonit.org.uk  for Club news or announcements of any closure days.)

7.   For further information telephone Mike on 01223 893619 or George on 01223 890278

 

Updated 26 March 2024