National Databank

North Somerset libraries are supporting digital inclusion through a scheme that will help people to access internet on their mobile phones.

The National Databank provides free SIM cards and mobile data (as well as talk minutes and texts) to people in need. This scheme works with Good Things Foundation’s network of local community partners including North Somerset libraries. It’s like a ‘food bank’ but for internet connectivity data.

You can qualify for data from your local library within North Somerset if you are over 18, are from a low-income household, and:

  • have no access or insufficient access to the internet at home
  • have no or insufficient access to the internet when away from home
  • cannot afford your existing monthly contract or top up

You will need to make an appointment to receive a data voucher. You can do this by visiting your local library or contacting them by phone or email. Details of your nearest library can be found on our Libraries webpage.