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Location Closure The Herring Run Branch is closed and the Northwood Branch will be open from 10 am to 2 pm until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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.

All computers can be used for up to one hour. Reservations are not available.

For registration, information, or one-on-one help, call (443) 984-4944. Questions? Email computer.class@prattlibrary.org.

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computer training class at Pratt Library

Computer Class Locations

Central Library: Public Computer Center
Northwood Branch
Orleans Street Branch
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
Southeast Anchor Library
Walbrook Branch

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 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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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.