Blackstone Library Learning Commons

The Reference staff at the library has created this page to provide instructions, tutorials, and links for a variety of topics. We will continue to update and expand this page with additional information. Some links require that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download for free here. The library also offers classes; you can view the current list of classes here. The Public Library Association’s website has a selection of online classes.

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Audiobooks and eBooks
++OverDrive catalog
++OverDrive for e-Readers Instructions
++OverDrive for Smartphones and Tablets Instructions

++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

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
++Google Digital Skills
++Google Docs
++Google Hangouts
++LinkedIn Basics
Typing Tutorial
++WordPress Resources

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)