While OCPL works to get us back online, we’re still checking out books, etc. at the library – and Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy are working!
(The catalog, circulation system and databases are still unavailable).

Digital Literacy

Tech Help at the Library

Tech questions? We can help! Bring in your device and let us help you learn to use all of the free content offered through the library, as well as beginner technology skills.

Drop-In Help: Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Can’t make it during drop-in hours? Appointments are available. Please give us a call at 315-685-5135 to schedule.

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)

Before you arrive:

  • Have a clear goal of what you would like to learn
  • Bring all the necessary passwords needed to access your accounts
  • Be sure to bring in the device you need help with – along with power cords

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.

Digital Learning Classes

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to computers and technology these days, and the library is here to help! Attend one of our digital learning programs to learn about a variety of tech topics. Topics will be repeated upon request. Input on new class topics is always appreciated – let us know what you’d like to learn!

Upcoming Classes

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All library events are held in Library Hall unless otherwise noted. Library Hall is located on the second floor and is only accessible by stair; there is no elevator access.

Library Resources

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

Lynda

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