Learn how to use a computer, search the Internet, send email, or use Microsoft Office software at our free computer classes. Check the calendar to the right for upcoming classes.
NOTE: Computer classes are not offered in November and December.
Attendance for each class is limited; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no registration for the classes. You should arrive at the library 10 minutes before the class starts. With the exception of the Computer Basics class, you should know how to use a keyboard and mouse. If you have no experience with computers, please attend Computer Basics before attending any of our other classes.
Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning resources. Learn how to use our library digital download services and language databases.
Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Drive
Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.
East Branch Library
440 S. Nursery Road
Assistance provided by appointment (fill out this form) or on a drop-in basis. Appointment reservations will get priority at the beginning of the hour for every Tech Tutor session. You may bring your own device.
Note: We are unable to provide hardware assistance, troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, and/or take apart or replace physical parts on a device.
Free Online Computer Tutorials
Learn Online by accessing resources covering everything from Access 2007 to typing. Texas Workskills Development in Libraries (TWDL) provides links to more than 30 sites that provide online instruction on using a computer.
Learn how to use many of the most popular apps, web sites, and online services through Techboomers.com. This free resource provides easy-to-follow instructions that explain the whys and hows of services including Facebook, Dropbox, Hulu, Uber and Craigslist.
Want to develop basic computer skills in less than 30 minutes? Try DigitalLearn.org's collection of videos to learn how to use Microsoft Word, buy a plane ticket, avoid Internet scams, and other topics.
LearningExpress Library offers self-paced online classes for applications from Adobe, Corel and Microsoft. Set up a username and password to track your progress.
Attend a Job Center Seminar
The South Irving and West Irving Libraries offer seminars on résumé writing, interviewing, finding a job online, and investigating companies.
Youth Executive Training Program
SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc. offers free computer training for Irving residents ages 18-24 with a high school diploma or GED. Call (469) 524-1200 for more information.
North Lake College
North Lake Continuing Education offers a variety of continuing education programs at its North and South campuses.
This class is for the beginner who has no computer skills. If you have no experience with computers, please take this class before you attend any of our other PC classes. In this class, students will learn to identify the basic components of a computer and monitor; how to open programs, save, and print; and will complete a mouse tutorial.
This class provides an introduction to surfing the Internet. Students will learn the basics of maneuvering and searching the Internet and how to evaluate Internet sources. Students will also go through the process of obtaining a free e-mail account. This class is for those who have used a computer before and feel comfortable using a keyboard and mouse.
These classes are for students who have used a computer before and feel comfortable using a keyboard and mouse.
Basic Microsoft Excel
Students will learn how to identify the components of an spreadsheet and parts of the standard and formatting toolbars, enter and edit data, format cells, and use basic formulas.
Basic Microsoft PowerPoint
Students will learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation, including inserting photos, using sound, highlighting text, and selecting transitions.
Basic Microsoft Publisher
Students will learn how to create flyers, greeting cards, business cards, and posters.
Basic Microsoft Word
Students will learn how to create, edit, format, and save a basic Word document and work with Microsoft Word templates.