Computer Classes for Beginners

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Interested in learning the basics about computers and online searching? Our 8-hour Digital Literacy series teaches learners about computer basics, online safety and privacy. Learn how to use computers and connect to online programs and services.

Computers, cell phones and the internet are an important part of our lives. "Digital Literacy" is the ability to use information and technology to find, evaluate, create and share information.

Join a class to learn how to use technology and become comfortable using digital tools.

Attend a Live Workshop

Learn from Family Learning Center Coordinators and dedicated volunteers. The series is divided into four sections:

Part 1: Access to the Internet and Online Information
Understand the basic parts of a computer and how to connect to the internet.

Part 2: Manage Online Information
Learn how to use a search engine, helpful online search strategies and how to find specific types of content.

Part 3: Integrate Information for Communication
Create and use an email account. Learn how to use Windows 10 operating system in your computer. Create files to save digital pictures, documents and digital music.

Part 4: How to Navigate
Explore the San Jose Public Library’s website and the resources available to you! Learn how to request materials in our catalog, access e-resources and attend virtual programs

Workshops are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

To register for a class, call 1-408-256-3319

Can’t Make it to a Live Class?

A self-paced online curriculum is available on our online learning site. We recommend this option for users who are comfortable navigating the internet:

Need Tech Support?

Library staff and volunteers are available to help you with tech questions during online computer assistance sessions.


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