Blackstone Library Tech Help

The Reference staff at the library has created this page to provide instructions, tutorials, and links for a variety of topics. Some links require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free here.

In person tech help options
Drop-in tech help sessions, held twice a month on Tuesday morning. See our calendar for dates.
One-on-one appointments with a librarian. Call us at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 to set up an appointment.

If you are looking for assistance with your job search, or resumes and cover letters, please visit our Job Seekers page. For business resources, visit our Local Business Resources page.

Audiobooks, eBooks and Streaming
++Getting Started with Hoopla
++Getting Started with Kanopy
++Getting Started with Libby
++Getting Started with Palace
++OverDrive catalog

++Chromebook Basics
++Computer Basics
++Public Library Association Tutorials

++Android Basics Tutorial from LearnFree
++iPhone Tutorials from LearnFree
++Mobile Device Tips from LearnFree
++Technology Buying Guide from LearnFree

++Google Docs, Drive and Sheets from Google
++Google Docs and Drive from GCFGlobal
++Gmail from GCFGlobal
++Additional Google tutorials from GCFGlobal

Internet Safety
++Internet Privacy from DigitalLearn
++Internet Safety from LearnFree
++Internet Safety for Kids from LearnFree
++Online Scams – Information from DigitalLearn
++Online Security – Advice from the Federal Trade Commission

Library of Things
++Creating 3D files with TinkerCAD

LION Catalog
++Instructions for the new catalog

Microsoft Office
++Outlook 2010 from LearnFree

Microsoft Windows
++Windows Basics Tutorial from LearnFree
++Windows 10 Tutorial from LearnFree
++Windows 8 Tutorial from LearnFree
++Windows 7 Tutorial from LearnFree
++Windows XP Tutorial from LearnFree
++Windows 98 Tutorial from LearnFree

Miscellaneous Tutorials
++Blog Basics
++Facebook for iPhone
++LinkedIn Basics
++Mouse Tutorial
Typing Tutorial
++WordPress Resources

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)