Apply to borrow a Chromebook

You can apply to borrow a Chromebook for up to six weeks from our Barking Learning Centre (BLC)

We are running a three month pilot where you can borrow a Chromebook from our Barking Learning Centre for up to six weeks. This initiative aims to reduce the digital divide within our local communities by helping people get online. As part of the loan, you may also be eligible for free data 

Am I eligible

  • you must be over the age of 65
  • not have access to your own device
  • be a member of our library. If you are not already a member you can join Barking & Dagenham libraries here or speak to a member of staff in one of our libraries 

If you are new to using a computer or want some support, please drop-in to the free computer classes provided by our Digital Champions

Free mobile data, calls and messages

If you're on a low income you might be eligible for free mobile data, calls and text for up to six months. 

Get in touch

We have a limited number of Chromebooks available. To apply or for more information, please email or call 020 8724 8722 or 0208 724 8725 or speak to a staff member at the Barking Learning Centre 

To find out more about the council’s schemes to help people getting connected, visit Digital at Barking and Dagenham