Tech 4 U
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.
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.
Classes at South Irving Library PC Lab
Learn how to use a computer, search the Internet, send email, or use Microsoft Office software at our free computer classes. Check the Adult Calendar for upcoming classes.
NOTE: Computer classes are not offered in November and December.
Attendance for classes at the South Irving Library 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.
Creating Stuff at Library Makerspaces
Irving libraries host two locations 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.
The South Irving Library's MIY Zone, located on the first floor, has Mac and PCs workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and other programs), as well as digital camera, video camera, lighting equipment, professional audio microphone, audio mixer, 3-D printer and sewing machine. Contact the MIY Zone coordinator to set up an orientation session.
Valley Ranch Library's Green Room has a PC workstation with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, digital and video cameras, lighting equipment, professional audio microphone and boom, and collaborate digital table. Contact the Green Room coordinator to set up an orientation session.
Library Tech Tutor
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 4:00-6:00 p.m.
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Drive
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 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.