Skills and support in libraries

Drop in sessions and groups to develop skills and meet new people.

Work Club

Knowledgeable volunteers with experience in careers guidance can support you with online job search skills and applications, writing and re-writing your CV, and achieving manageable work related goals.

The Work Club is available to all, whether you are long term unemployed, seeking to update your CV or returning to work after a career break.

Personalised longer one-to-one sessions can be arranged by referral (to be held at Ham Library).

Help is available to:

  • Search for jobs and apply online
  • Create or update a CV and/or cover letter and help you upload these to appropriate job site
  • Email CVs to employers with a covering letter
  • Set up an email address
  • Set up an Universal Job Match (UJM) account

Session details

Tuesdays from 9.30 to 11.30am at Twickenham Library.
No booking required.

Tuesdays from 1.30 to 2.30pm at Whitton Library.
Booking required. Call 020 8734 3343 or email whitton.library@richmond.gov.uk.

IT taster sessions

Help is available from library staff on a variety of topics, catering for complete beginners to those wanting to refresh their knowledge or learn new applications.

For more information, see IT taster sessions.

Library friends groups

Some of our libraries have local friends groups. Please contact your local library for more information.

Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you manage your well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions, including depression and anxiety.

Download the Books on Prescription leaflet(pdf, 650KB) for more information about the scheme and details of what to do next. A Books on Prescription guide for health professionals(pdf, 244KB) is also available.

Updated: 4 January 2016