June 23, 2021
Avoiding Scams

Every person is a potential scam victim. Learn tips to recognise them during this popular session presented in plain English by Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading.

Access More

See the huge range of free books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs and events on offer. Learn how to borrow, reserve, download or attend.

Out & About
Be Connected

There’s never been a better time to get online!
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, struggling to use a new device or curious about how to join an online chat with family, we’re here to help.

Be Connected

Be Connected Logo bank

Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative supporting older Australians to get online.

Ipswich Libraries is a Be Connected Network Partner which allows us to access a range of resources and funding to support the delivery of free digital training to seniors.

We offer different levels and types of support depending on your needs.

  • Choose the level of support that matches the stage you are at.
  • Choose topics that matter to you – including new ways to connect with friends and family, how to access online services and tips to keep you safe online. See all topics here. 
  • Progress at your own pace.
Device Advice

Get comfortable with your device or use our computers to build basic computer skills with guidance from staff including practice tutorials.

Ipswich & Family History

Delve into Ipswich’s past as we explore the exciting free resources available at ipswichlibraries.com.au including Picture Ipswich, Genealogical records, local stories and more!

Tech Savvy Seniors QLD

Free photography workshops!  Build your skills with professional local photographer, Greg Harm, and learn in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment. BYO Digital camera, smartphone or tablet.


Tech Savvy Seniors QLD

Attend in-person at Ipswich Central Library or Springfield Central Library where staff will assist you to connect (via Zoom) to our presenter, Greg Harm, from his Ipswich studio.

Bring your own laptop or tablet (if you have one) or use our devices. Build your photography skills at the same time as learning how to connect online in Zoom. Alternatively, join the group via Zoom from your own home.

Adults 55 + years (as per TSSQ grant funding requirements)

Fortnightly Thursdays, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. 

  • 25 March – Session 1 – Get Started and Take Control
  • 8 April – Session 2 – Store and Share
  • 22 April – Session 3 – Enhance and Edit
  • 6 May – Session 4 – Organise, Print, Personalise
  • 20 May – Session 5 – Caption and Preserve
  • 3 June – Finale – Greg chats with Steve Parish

Free events – Bookings essential

Study Zone

Get focused, take advantage of online resources (i.e. Studiosity and Lynda), or test your skills on our driving simulator. 

Get Gaming

Our tech + Your skills = Friday afternoon online gaming.

GCF Learn Free

Free online tutorials to help you with computers, internet, email, reading, maths and much more. 


Live study help, anywhere, anytime 24/7 for library members.


Live study help, anywhere for library members.

Stuck with an assignment?
Need a hand with maths, science, English, assignment research or study skills for grades 3-12 and TAFE?

FREE LIVE online tutoring is available 24/7, 365 days.


Lynda.com is a leading online learning site that offers hundreds of courses on a huge range of subjects. You can learn anywhere, anytime.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

Navigate safely your online resources, platforms, apps and games.  Learn the importance of keeping your personal information secure and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

This recorded presentation is a valuable resource for keeping your family safe in the online world. Nicole speaks from first-hand knowledge as both a professional Privacy Expert and as a Mum. Learn how important it is to keep your personal information safe online and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Watch the recording of Nicole Stephensen’s live presentation, delivered via Zoom on Thursday 4 June 2020, especially for Ipswich Libraries’ members.

A Zoom account is not required to view the 40 minute video, simply provide your name and email address before being re-directed to the recorded presentation.

Thank you to Nicole Stephensen from Ground Up Consulting for allowing Ipswich Libraries to share this important information.

Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change regularly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 


Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue