HPL Reference staff are able to assist with your basic computer and mobile-based questions!
Visit us on the Lower Level of the Library (with your device if applicable), anytime during our regular operating hours. Monday – Thursday, the Lower Level is open at 9 a.m. and closes at 7:45 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Lower Level opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4:45 p.m. Please plan your visit accordingly, and allow sufficient time to discuss your technology issues.
If you’d like to explore library-related and other technology topics on your own, you’ll find some links below that will get you started.
If you’re looking to download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines, and need help getting started or troubleshooting.
These completely free courses by GCF Global cover computers, email and the web, computer operating systems, and staying safe online.
For Fire tablets with Fire OS 5+, the Libby app is available to download from the Amazon app store. Depending on your device’s generation, there are other steps you may take to install Libby.
Choose from a series of typing tests of different lengths and themes to practice your typing skills and increase your speed and efficiency.
Learn essential vocabulary related to computers, Microsoft Word, the Internet, and email. (Site created by the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) service corps members in Saint Paul, MN.)
If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn.org has the tools to help you learn at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. (Site created by Public Library Association.)