Computers & Technology

Computers & Web   |    Mouse & Keyboard   |    Safety & Security   |    eReaders & eBooks   |    Tablets   |    Cloud Storage

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

Lynda.com – Online video tutorial site with over 6,300 courses in software, business, technology, creative skills, and more. Courses are taught by industry experts and include tutorials at beginner to advanced levels.

Computers & Web

DigitalLearn.org – Self-directed tutorials from the Public Library Association in the United States.

GCF Learn Free – Contains online tutorials in computer basics, internet basics, email basics, iPad, Google Docs/Drive, Apple products, Microsoft Office applications, and many more. One of the best learning sites for computer-related material on the web!

InPictures – Online tutorials are based on pictures, not words, these walk you through tasks step-by-step. Included are Microsoft Office programs, web coding, and Open Office.

Learn the Net – Training on web surfing, email, and social networking, among many other web-related topics.

Techboomers – Tutorials on many popular websites including Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Google and more.

wikiHow: Computers & Electronics – Articles on computers (hardware and software), operating systems, the web, and a host of other computer-related topics.

Microsoft Office Training – Watch Microsoft Office training videos.

Mouse & Keyboard 

Mesa Public Library’s Mouse and Keyboard Tutorial

Mouse Exercises at SeniorNet

Mousing Around & Mousercise – A great resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse. Includes mousing exercising and practice games.

Good Typing – Web based courses with no downloads required. Choose from 27 guided step-by-step lessons and 20 different keyboard layouts.

TypeOnline – A helpful site that has interactive keyboarding lessons for all levels. It is aimed at adults who wish to improve speed and accuracy without distractions or animations.

Safety & Security

Protect Your Data, Protect Yourself – An industry-led initiative designed to help ensure that Canadian wireless users have the information they need to keep their personal information safe and secure, and to promote the safe use of wireless devices.

eReaders & eBooks

cloudLibrary – Help with cloudLibrary ebooks and their assorted apps.

OverDrive – Help with OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Kindle – The Amazon Kindle support site. Please note: OverDrive eBooks are only supported on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in Canada.

Kobo – The Kobo support site, including troubleshooting as well as user guides and documentation.

Sony Reader – Sony eSupport, including videos on using your Reader, software, as well as common errors and troubleshooting.

Step by Step: eBooks – Great help page from Richmond Public Library that goes through the steps involved in downloading OverDrive eBooks to a number of different devices.

Choosing an eReader? Check out Six Tips for Choosing the Right eReader for You.


iPad Academy – A fantastic resource for iPad tips and tutorials, including apps and accessories. In-site search box makes finding relevant information quick and easy.

TheGalaxyTab.com – A one-stop shop for all things Samsung Galaxy! Includes video tutorials, news, apps, reviews, and a forum. Has a very handy in-site search function.

Cloud Computing / Online Storage

Box – An online file hosting/storage and collaboration website. The free account option comes with 5 GB of storage.

Dropbox – The most popular online file hosting/storage website. Very easy to use and account set-up is quick and straightforward. Free account comes with 2 GB of storage with option to purchase more space.

Google Docs – A free, Web-based office suite and data storage service that allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.