Computers, Internet, and Wireless Access

Computer Training Centers

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Free Computer Classes

Our core teachings are personal computer basics, job and career computer skills, and Microsoft Office and Google applications.

Instructor-led Computer and Technology Classes

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Computer Training Center Locations

  • Instructor-led computer and technology classes are offered at each location below
  • Email for any computer classes: computer.classes@prattlibrary.org
  • Reservations for a 2–4 hour computer to help with research, resumes, or a job search available at some locations

Central Library: Public Computer Center

Registration & information: 410-545-6319

One-on-one help: 410-545-6319

Reservations for 2–4 hours accepted

Northwood Branch

Registration & information: 443-984-4944

One-on-one help: 410-545-0735

Reservations not available

Orleans Street Branch

Registration & information: 443-984-4944

One-on-one help: 410-545-0735

Reservations for 2–4 hours accepted; call 410-545-0735

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

Registration & information: 443-984-4944

One-on-one help: 410-545-0735

Reservations not available

Southeast Anchor Library

Registration & information: 443-984-4944

One-on-one help: 410-545-0735

Reservations for 2–4 hours accepted; call 410-545-0735

Walbrook Branch

Registration & information: 443-984-4944

One-on-one help: 410-545-0735

Reservations not available

Accessibility

  • A wheelchair-accessible computer workstation is available at each computer center.
  • Many computers also have ZoomText software which magnifies the screen image for individuals with visual disabilities, and a voice component so that the page can be read aloud.

Technology

All training center computers have:

  • Windows 7 Operating System
  • Microsoft Office 2010 programs
  • Mavis Beacon typing tutorial program
  • Printers

Online Computer Training

When you are not in class, practice your skills at any Pratt Library location, or in the comfort of your home.

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card

  • Gale Courses: free courses, mostly 6 weeks long, offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced computer tutorials in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and many more. Complete the course and receive a record of completion certification.
  • Safari Books Online: Current eBooks in Computer Technology and beginning programming. Includes content from top publishers such as O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft Press and more.

Recommended tutorials and training links for new computer users

  • Digital Learn: tutorials on computer basics, internet security, job skills, cloud storage, Skype, Facebook and more. Tutorials are also in Spanish.
  • GCF Learn Free: tutorials on computer basics, Internet, Microsoft Office and more.