Technology is everywhere today, and getting help can be frustrating when you don't know where to turn. Tech 4 U brings together the library's tech-related resources to help when you need to:
Set up eBooks and digital media on your personal device.
Take a computer or tech-related class at the library or online.
Make your own digital creations at the library's makerspaces.
Get personal help with a technology-related issue.
Setting up Digital Download Services
Irving Public Library offers digital book, audiobook, magazine, video and music services. Get started with downloading apps and following step-by-step instructions by selecting the type of device you own:
Taking a Computer or Tech-Topic Course
Take classes at your own pace using these library-provided online services.
DigitalLearn.org if you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, this website has short tutorials to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
LearningExpress Library offers basic classes for computer applications from Adobe, Corel and Microsoft Office. Set up a username and password to track your progress.
Lynda.com hosts a constantly growing video library with over 6,000 courses covering business, design, web development and multimedia skills, as well as software applications and computer programming languages. From basic to advanced courses, students can earn certificates of completion they can post to a LinkedIn profile.
Creating Stuff at Library Makerspaces
Irving libraries will soon open makerspaces at the South Irving Library and Valley Ranch Library with labs for making digital and real-space items. Usage of the spaces require an orientation session, and signing a license agreement and release form. Visit the MiY Zone Makerspace page for more details.