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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.

Free Computer Classes

The Library offers instructor-led computer and technology classes in-person at the following locations. Download the Computer Classes brochure or register for classes online.

Contact the Registration Hotline at (443) 984-4944 or if you need assistance registering for a class, scheduling a one-on-one appointment, or with general questions.

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

Computer Class Locations

Central Library
Northwood Branch
Orleans Street Branch
Southeast Anchor Library

Upcoming Computer Classes

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 2019 programs, and printers.

Online Computer Training

The Pratt Center for Technology Training also offers online, instructor-led training courses.

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.
Computer & Internet Access
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Computer & Internet Access

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