Learn Computer Basics

Learn Computer Basics


NOTE: The in-person drop-in service for learning computer basics will resume at a future date.

The Livermore Public Library offers free Drop-In Computer Basics sessions in the Small Conference Room at the Civic Center Library, located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Three sessions per month are available:
   •   The first Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 am
   •   The first Wednesday of the month, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
   • The first Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Two Computer Tutors are present at each session to teach participants the basic skills required to operate a computer. Covered topics include creating and using an email account, printing documents, searching the internet, using the Digital Library, and using a mouse and keyboard. Computer Tutors can also connect participants with library resources that can help users learn more advanced skills.

Registration is not required. Each session lasts one hour and participants will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Library laptops will be available for use during the program. For questions or more information please contact Caitlyn Lung at 925-373-5576.

In addition to our drop-in sessions, we offer other helpful computer resources to get you started with computer basics.

  • Books 24x7  Digital books and videos in business, computer, technical and engineering topics. Certification and Compliance; Desktop & Office Applications; Graphic Design & Multimedia; IBM and Oracle Technologies; Internet & Web Development; Networks & Protocols; Programming Languages.     Excel eBooks     Word eBooks
  • Adobe Online Courses (Gale Courses)  Learn Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements Free enrollment with your library card.
  • Microsoft Online Courses (Gale Courses)  Learn Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word. Free enrollment with your library card.
  • GCFLearnFree.org     Teaches essential skills from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more. Offers instructional tutorial with over 180 topics, 2,000 lessons, and 800 videos.
  • digitallearn.org   A collection of self-directed tutorials to increase your digital literacy and computer skills.
  • Microsoft 365 Office Training   Tutorial videos from MS Windows for Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Stay Safe Online   Learn tips to protect yourself, your family and devices.