Sessions are under way at Sandwell libraries to help people learn how to access the council website and sign up for an online account.

A MySandwell account helps people get in touch with a range of council services, from reporting a problem to viewing their council tax bill.

Each session lasts two hours, using tablets provided by the library. Councillor Syeda Khatun, Sandwell Council's deputy leader, said: "I was delighted to launch these sessions during my visit to Tipton Library and to see customers there learning how to access the council's website and set up a MySandwell account. "These sessions will really help local residents to access a wide range of council services online." Councillor Steve Trow, cabinet member for core council services, added: "These sessions are aimed at our council tenants and anyone in Sandwell who wants to use the website but doesn’t know how.

I would encourage people to find out how our website and a MySandwell account can help them when seeking help from or doing business with the council.” If you do not have an email address, the library staff will provide you with one before the session.

Remaining sessions are being held as follows:

• Central Library, West Bromwich – 19, 26 March

• Blackheath Library – 14, 21, 28 March

• Oldbury Library – 19, 26 March

• Smethwick Library – 14, 21, 28 March

• Tipton Library – 19, 26 March

• Wednesbury Library – 14, 21, 28 March

Each session starts at 10.30am and finishes by 12.30pm – refreshments will be provided.

People only need to attend one of the two-hour sessions. For more details, call your local library or just turn up on the day.

To find out more information about MySandwell or if you want to sign up for an account, go to