Getting Tech Help at Your Library
Public computers and wireless internet access are freely available at your library, but did you know that many of our libraries offer:
- Computer classes
- 1-on-1 tech training
- Laptops for borrowing
Services vary by location. Call or visit your local libraries to learn more!
Visit the Westchester Library System website to find libraries near you.
Borrow a Chromebook
Need to borrow a device? Find libraries that are loaning chromebooks and internet hotspots.
The Basics: Computer and Internet Skills
Learning to Use Your Devices
- Explore our Safety Toolkit. Developed for the Senior Law Day Collaborative the Toolkit covers:
- Scams and fraud
- Protecting your personal information
- Checking the facts you receive in news sources, social media, email.
Expand Your Skills
- LinkedIn Learning (accessible to Westchester Library System card holders) offers 3000+ courses covering everything from how to use gmail to programming languages, photo editing and web design. You do not need a LinkedIn account, but if you decide you want one – take a look at our Job Search Toolkit chapter on social media and the instructions on how best to use LinkedIn to showcase your skills.
- Coursera offers courses and professional certificates on topics such as business writing, project management, negotiation, intro to HTML5, and more!
Managing Your Money…..especially online
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has clear guidance on all money topics. This section on Bank Accounts and Services covers in-person and online essentials.
- Khan Academy’s Personal Finance series covers video lessons covering: saving & budgeting, interest & debt, investments & retirement, income & benefits, housing, car expenses, taxes, paying for college, and keeping your information safe.
- TD Bank’s Digital Academy is a good example of the type of plain-language guidance you should expect from your financial institutions.