Computer basics

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

Library databases and virtual courses

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
Digital Learn
Digital Learn has interactive tutorials for getting started with a computer. Visit Digital Learn
LearningExpress Library
The Computer Skills Center in LearningExpress Library has tutorials for basic computer skills and popular software applications. Visit LearningExpress Library
Niche Academy
Niche Academy is a library of video tutorials offering step-by-step instruction for computer basics, setting up social media accounts, and internet safety. Visit Niche Academy
TypingClub
Learn touch typing online using TypingClub's free typing courses. It includes 650 typing games, typing tests, and videos. Visit TypingClub
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

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