Fifty Five+ · Technology Resources
These resources can help you brush up on typing skills, learn the basics of using a computer, learn a new language and more!
Recommended Reading and Viewing
- Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller
- Survival Guide for Computer Literacy: Making Your Way in the World of Computers
- Computer Friendly! by Raymond Steinbacher
- Computers for Seniors (and Kids of All Ages): The Guide to E-mail & the Internet (DVD)
- Computers for Seniors (and Kids of All Ages): The Beginning Guide for Anyone Discovering the Personal Computer (DVD)
- The Seniors Guide to PC Basics
- eBay for Seniors for Dummies by Marsha Collier
- Digital Photography for Seniors for Dummies by Mark Justice Hinton
- Using the Internet Safely for Seniors for Dummies by Linda Criddle
To find more titles, try searching our catalog with one of these subject headings:
The Main Library's TechCenter offers programs every month covering a wide range of technology-rated topics, including: word-processing and PowerPoint basics, social networking, computers 101, and sending your first email. Check our online program calendar for a complete list of upcoming programs.
- TechCenter Handouts. You’ll find links to handouts about computers and the Internet on the TechCenter’s webpage.
- Compu-KISS. Basic computer instruction for all ages. Includes an impressive senior section that includes tutorials and information on selecting the right computer for home use.
- How the Net Works. Describes how the Internet works in easy to understand language. Explains the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web and more.
- Computer Channel at How Stuff Works. Networking, computer parts, Google—The Computer Channel at How Stuff Works will explain, well, how stuff works.
- Netiquette. Provides simples rule of emailing and chatting online.
- Seniors Guide to Computers. An introduction to what your computer can do for you, how to send an email, and how to back up your valuable documents and photos.
- TypingWeb. Sharpen your typing skills with this free online typing tutor.
- Learning Express Library. Improve your computer skills with the interactive tutorials in this database. (You’ll need your your library card number and PINto access Learning Express from home.)
- Computer Accessibility Resources and Tutorials at Microsoft
- Computer Accessibility Resources and Tutorials at Apple
You'll find more technology-related websites in Sites by Subject, a directory of websites maintained by library staff.
Let these resources help you determine which desktop or laptop is right for you.
Local Computer Recyclers and Refurbishers
- Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. Provides computer recycling and refurbishing. Offers discounted computers to those who qualify.
- 2trg. Provides environmentally conscious disposal of outdated computer equipment.
- Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services. Information about computer recycling and disposal.
Still Need Help?
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