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Computer Help

Learn at your own pace with interactive tutorial courses on today's most popular software and operating systems.

Online Tutorials

The library offers online self-directed courses. You will need your library card and PIN to access these resources.

  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center
    Connect with a Live Tutor to learn Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As a first time user, register for an optional, free account.
  • Books 24x7 IT Pro
    Gain instant access to hundreds of computer and IT reference e-books from publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Ross, Microsoft Press, and others.
  • Safari Tech Books Online 
    Read and browse computer and IT books on your computer in eBook format. Search for specific topics and code fragments across the entire collection.
  • Universal Class
    Free online continuing education courses including computer training courses for basic computer skills, programming, HTML, software programs, and more. Registration required.

Websites selected by librarians

Check out these free websites for additional online computer tutorials.
  • Learning and Technology Services Online
    From the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, this site offers guides to a variety of software and computing applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Electronic Services Computer Training
    Printable handouts on computer basics, Microsoft applications, Internet, email and other topics, provided by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
  • Mouse Exercises
    Simple exercises to help you get acquainted with using a computer mouse.
  • Peter's Online Typing Course
    An interactive typing tutorial with lessons and exercises.
  • GCFLearnFree
    Tutorials for computer basics, software products, Internet, email, popular apps, and more. Developed by Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC. Also available in Spanish: GCFAprendeLibre.
  • Khan Academy
    Instructional videos for all ages.