Welcome to computers

Getting started with computers? Use these resources to improve your computer skills.

Friday Tech Time

Stop by any of the four branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, or Wolf Creek on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during Friday Tech Time. Library staff and volunteers are ready to answer technology questions and assist with:

  • Downloading e-books
  • Email set-up
  • Navigating social media accounts
  • Resume formatting
  • editing photos
  • …and more!

If possible, bring password and login information as needed.

Tech Coach assistance

Unable to make it in with your tech-related questions during Friday Tech Time? Make a free hour-long, one-on-one appointment with a tech coach to get help with everything from e-books to email and social media. Contact your nearest branch to set up an appointment.

Websites to improve computer skills

Typing
Fun typing tutorials | typing.com
More typing tutorials | typingclub.com

Mousing
Practice your mousing skills with mousercise | pbclibrary.org/mousing
Test your clicking speed and accuracy | mouseaccuracy.com

Computer Basics
LearningExpress Computer Center tutorials | josephinelibrary.org/online-resources/learningexpress-library/
Tutorials including intro to email, internet safety, and internet searching | digitallearn.org
Tutorials from computer basics and email to Windows Office software | GCFlearnfree.org

Email
Free email from Google | gmail.com
Secure encrypted email | protonmail.com

Search
Most widely used search engine | google.com
Search engine emphasizing privacy—does not track searches | duckduckgo.com

Learn More
Tutorials and articles on popular websites and apps | techboomers.com
Get advice about what’s appropriate for your child | commonsensemedia.org
Crowd-sourced recommendations on software by operating system or type | alternativeto.net

Updated 7/31/2019