Computer basics

The library offers many useful tools to help you learn how to use technology.


RASCAL aims to assist seniors (50+) in learning how to use computers and other technology related devices. They host weekly meetings and classes that cover Windows operating systems for PCs, Apple/Mac operating systems, MS Office applications, Email, Internet browsers and many more. RASCAL also provides free monthly discussion groups covering Android, Windows and Apple devices and a Dial-a-Helper service, a technology assistance over the phone, through email, or in person.

LearningExpress Library

The Computer Skills Center in LearningExpress Library has tutorials for basic computer skills and popular software applications.

PCs for People

PCs for People provides low-cost computers and mobile hotspots to those who need them.

Check your eligibility with PCs for People

Spectrum Internet Assistance

See if you’re eligible for reduced-cost broadband Internet from Spectrum.

Check your eligibility with Spectrum

Library databases and online tutorials

Computer Science Database
Use this collection to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Search the Computer Science Database
If you’re new to computers, these tutorials will help empower you to be more comfortable with this type of technology, from learning the parts of a computer to using a mouse. Visit GCFGlobal
Learn touch typing online using TypingClub's free typing courses. It includes 650 typing games, typing tests, and videos. Visit TypingClub
Virtual Privacy Lab from San Jose Public Library
Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs. Learn to control your online identity and protect your sensitive data. Visit Virtual Privacy Lab