Computer Classes for Beginners

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Learn Computer Basics

Do you want to learn computer basics and online searching? We have a free 8-hour Digital Literacy series for you. You can learn about computer basics, online safety, and privacy.

Learn how to use computers and connect to online programs and services.

What's Digital Literacy?


"Digital Literacy" is the ability to use information and technology to find, evaluate, create, and share information.

Computers, cell phones, and the internet are an important part of our lives. We need to know how to use them.


Build Your Digital Literacy


Join a class to learn how to use technology. We can help you get more comfortable with 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 live class, please contact:

Self-Paced Online Classes

Can't make it to a live class? Try our self-paced online class. We recommend this option if you feel comfortable using the internet.

Need Tech Support?

Library staff and volunteers can help you with tech questions during online computer help sessions.




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