Not only is computer literacy crucial in the workplace – it’s also necessary just to search and apply for most jobs.  Here you will find information about computer classes, tips for improving your computer skills, and the important E-skills that employers are looking for.


Plano Public Library offers FREE computer classes. Check out the class descriptions, locations and times on the Plano Public Library brochure.

Learning Express Library
Find helpful tutorials for common workplace applications such as Windows 7 and Mac OS X, as well as Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office programs.

Online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications).

*The links above requires a Plano Public Library card. Please contact us if you need to register for a card.

New Computer User Tutorial
A great tutorial for those who are new to computers and want to learn the basics.

You can also practice using the mouse with these exercises on this website.

Glossary of Internet & Web Jargon
Confused by the terminology surrounding the Internet? Check out this handy glossary with definitions of popular web terms.

MIT Open Course Ware: Free Online Course Material
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

Created by Goodwill Industries, this site offers over 750 lessons. Move ahead in your career with their helpful tutorials.

In Picures has free, easy to use computer tutorials based on pictures, not words, for Microsoft Office products, web coding, and OpenOffice.org.

Excel Easy.com
Microsoft Excel is one of the most used software applications of all time. Want to learn much more about Excel? Excel Easy offers tutorials (Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis and VBA) on how to use Excel.You can find related examples and features on the right side of each page. We keep it easy!

Search the Plano Public Library Online Catalog to find books and e-books about using computers and the Internet.


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