Computer Training

Learn Features of Library's Computers

The Library offers private training sessions to learn basic skills needed to fully use all of the features of our Internet PCs. Learn how to:

  • Play CDs and DVDs
  • Write files to CDs and flash drives
  • Save files to the desktop
  • Open software programs

Internet Training Sessions

To help you discover the wealth of information services open to you on the Internet, the Tompkins County Public Library is offering individualized training sessions to teach you the skills required to search for information on the Internet. The instructor will review how to use Internet browsers, how to obtain and use an e-mail account and more.

Please Note! Each patron is limited to two Internet training sessions in a six month period.

Please visit the reference desk or call 272-4556 to sign up for a training session.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing®

For Library use only on designated computers. Improve your keyboarding skills. Use Library computers and practice on your own. This program has been installed on the Adult Word/Excel computers and the Teen computers.

polarisPowerPAC Training

Get help using the Library's Online Catalog - Training on how to search for library resources using our library catalog (Powerpac) is always available from our Reference Librarian.

Learn how to:

  • Manage your library account information
  • Suggest titles for the library to purchase
  • Perform Inter-library loans
  • Read bestsellers lists
  • Discover our new DVD purchases
  • Search in Spanish language

Become Skilled in Searching For:

  • Biographies
  • Mysteries
  • Science Fiction
  • New Fiction
  • DVDs

Visit the reference desk for help in using our Powerpac catalog whenever you need it or receive a private training session - Call Lawrence Carey at 272-4557 ext. 256 or visit the reference desk for an appointment.

Page last modified Aug 7, 2012