Sonoma County Library offers many different resources to assist community members to learn, improve and expand technology skills. Offerings include books, electronic resources, and both live and virtual classes and workshops to assist learners on using computers, e-reader and e-audio devices, and the Internet.
All technology Classes are free and open to the public. See the listings for each branch to see if signups are required.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a leading online learning company that helps individuals grow business, technology, and creative skills through award-winning video tutorials that are available online.
In addition to a variety of test preparation, job & career resources, this platform includes a Computer Skills Center, with video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.
This platform offers real-time tutoring in over 40 subjects and test preparation areas, including on computer literacy topics.
In addition to a variety of job & career resources, this platform offers a library of lessons, videos, tests and more for computer and technology training. They provide skills building from beginner to advanced levels in Microsoft products as well as computer programming languages.
Sonoma County Library carries hundreds of books, e-books, and e-audiobooks available for checkout on technology training topics. Visit find.sonomalibrary.org, and search for subject headings like:
- Computer instruction
- Coding & Programming
- Operating Systems
Other Online Technology Learning
For those who are looking for other kinds of technology training, there are many resources available online for free self-paced online learning, including the following:
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, this Public Library Association-developed platform offers the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Self-paced courses are in both English and Spanish, with themes including Starting Out, Being Safe Online, Job Skills, Being Productive, Connecting with Others, and Mobile Devices.
Goodwill Community Foundation
- Computers and Internet (English)
- Computer instruction (Spanish)
All Tech Help events.