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Announcement All Pratt buildings are currently closed because of COVID-19, however remote and contact free services are available.

Free Computer Classes

The Library offers instructor-led computer and technology classes for a variety of ages in person at the following locations. View a PDF of our computer training classes, or explore the calendar.

At select locations you may reserve a computer for 2-4 hours for help with research, resumes, or job searches. Questions? Email computer.class@prattlibrary.org.

computer training class at Pratt library
computer training class at Pratt Library

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

  • Learn the basic steps to navigating through your personal computer (PC). Learn to use your mouse to perform various tasks…
    September 28, 10 AM
  • Online Class Sessions - Email registration required.  Develop mouse and keyboarding skills and become acquainted with…
    September 28, 10 AM
  • Online Class Sessions - Email registration required.  Docs - Learn to use Google’s online word processor…
    September 28, 11:30 AM
  • Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure…
    September 28, 1 PM
  • Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. Learn how to Join meetings, host and schedule meetings, and screen share…
    September 28, 4 PM

Accessibility & Technology

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.

All training center computers have a Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft Office 2016 programs, Mavis Beacon typing tutorial program, and 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 with the following resources.

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.

Tutorials 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.
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woman typing on her laptop at Pratt Library

Computer & Internet Access


Enjoy free access to computers and the internet at all Pratt Library locations.

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Public Computer Center at Central Library

Public Computer Center


The Central Library’s Public Computer Center has computers available for research, job searching, and more.