Digital Learning

Tech Talks With Your Librarian

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to computers and technology these days, and the library is here to help! In light of the library being closed to the public due to COVID-19, we have created a new YouTube playlist featuring technology tutorials created by our Adult Librarian Shelby!

Tech Help at the Library

Tech Help appointments are temporarily suspended while the library building is closed to the public. If you have a question, please call us at 315-685-5135. We can do a lot over the phone!

Tech questions? We can help! Please call the library or email help@skanlibrary.org with any tech questions/issues and a librarian will respond as soon as possible.

Learn about:

  • Computer, tablet and smartphone basics
  • Downloading eBooks and audiobooks with Overdrive
  • Downloading movies, music, audiobooks and eBooks with Hoopla
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel basics
  • Google Drive
  • Social media for beginners (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat)

Be aware that we are unable to troubleshoot malfunctioning devices, replace physical parts on a device or remove computer viruses. Assistance will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Lynda.com

Lynda

Get free access to Lynda.com with your library card! Update your tech skills or learn something new.

Lynda.com is an extensive collection of award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills. Achieve your personal and professional goals. Courses are taught by recognized industry experts. Learn what you want, when you want. Build custom playlists to organize courses you want to watch. Watch courses on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Switch back and forth without ever losing your place.

As part of the Onondaga County Public Library system, Skaneateles Library patrons can access many helpful databases and online educational sites. To see the full listing of offerings please visit: http://www.onlib.org/research/databases

The Great Courses

Looking to learn a new skill? Are you tired of sifting through countless documentaries to find just the right program to watch about favorite historical events? The Great Courses are a great resource that provides informational and educational videos for free through our Kanopy database! All of The Great Courses do not count towards your 8 monthly watches and have unlimited views. Click here to view all of the courses on Kanopy.