Patrons unfamiliar with the use of the computers, or who are looking to update their skills, are encouraged to sign up for one of the library's free Computer Classes.
Take courses online using Universal Class, available in the library and remotely for Library District residents and those who first come into the library to set up an account. Courses cover a wide range of computer and technology topics from computer basics and internet use to web design, instruction on the use of Adobe products, and PC troubleshooting and repair. Universal Class includes courses on Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013.
One-on-one tech tutoring sessions of 15-30 minutes may be scheduled for help on a wide variety of topics. Complete the help request form to request an appointment. Library Staff is not able to provide individual technical support with personal computer hardware, software, smart phones and Apple Computers. Please see a librarian at the Ask a Librarian desk for published resources related to those topics and others not listed on the form.
Public computers with Internet access are available with a library card for 1-hour periods, up to 3 hours per day if nobody is waiting. Access for patrons under the age of 18 requires signed parental consent. Read about using the library's computer resources, including the hardware and software available.
Computers are available for all patrons without restriction for those using the library's subscription research databases, including Consumer Reports, Ancestry, Reference USA, the NOVEL databases provided with funding by the NYS Library. These resources are also available on thelibrary's research webpage. Most databases are available for remote use.