Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy is a free online learning resource created to build computer and online skills. With support from the Connecticut State Library, Blackstone Library is participating as a learning center. Patrons can sign up for a Northstar Online Learning account and practice computer skills, take assessments and build digital literacy skills. Online practice skills include basic computer and Internet, email, Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Docs, Social Media, career search skills and more.

Simply sign up for a learner account at

You will receive an email with instructions on completing your registration and then you are ready to start learning and practicing.

For those who would like to practice skills without signing up for an account, Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) offers free access to the following units, right now: Basic Computer SkillsEmailMicrosoft WordCareer Search Skills.