Skills and Knowledge
Computer Courses @ Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library offers more than 30 self-paced courses on computer skills/programs typically required by employers (Adobe, Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, SharePoint, Windows & Mac). An extra benefit is that courses are available for commonly used versions of each program (2003, 2007, 2008). You must have a library card to access this courses from home.
Free, Self-Paced Training Courses from Microsoft Office
Microsoft provides free intro courses to its full suite of products (available in 2003, 2007, and 2010 formats), plus a great collection of tutorials to highlight advanced features and special effects. After you're up to speed on the basics, deepen your knowledge on pivot tables, fly-in animation, and everything in between.
Browse at the Library
A book in hand is a great complement to web-based tutorials and hands-on computer training. The library has an extensive collection of books on computer programs, which can be reserved online or browsed at Dewey call numbers 005.52 - 005.7, or ask a librarian for help.
Computer Courses at the Library
Visit DC Public Library's training labs to receive free, hands-on instruction in the computer class of your choice. The majority of classes are offered on a walk-in basis (no registration required, except where indicated) and filled on a first-come, space available basis. Note that when searching in the library's online calendar for classes, pay particular attention to the class location, so you show up at the right place!
Free Computer Courses Online
Find more free online learning and training courses, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Gmail, Workplace Skills, Business and Technology, Writing and Languages, and others.
Math, Grammar and More
Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and More
Improve math, reading, writing skills, or grammar in this dedicated section of Learning Express Library. The courses combine straightforward instruction with practice tests and diagnostics to identify your strengths and where you need to grow. You must have a library card to access these courses from home.