Resources to help you learn or improve technology skills
Your library offers one-on-one Tech Coaching sessions weekly. With the help of our Volunteer Tech Helpers, we offer half hour coaching sessions to introduce you to or build on these skills:
Tech Coaching sessions are offered on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesday and once a month at the Bellingham Senior Center. Please check the event calendar for upcoming sessions.
To register for a session, call the Information & Reference desk at (360) 778-7323 x3.
Sessions are held at the Central Library, 210 Central Ave., Bellingham.
Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Tech Helper?
Learn technology skills online for free through the Microsoft IT Academy. This program is available to all Washington State residents. Microsoft IT Academy offers training on a number of Microsoft products including Word, Excel and Access. Available from home with your library card!
Device-specific, step-by-step instructions for downloading free library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device.
The Goodwill Community Foundation has created online classes and tutorials for a whole range of technology skills. The lessons are interactive, interesting, and always available. Learn how to use new software or brush up on skills you have previously learned. There are lessons on computer basics, internet skills, Microsoft Office Products, social media, and setting up email accounts.
DigitalLearn is a great resource for beginners. If you are new to computers, haven't used them in a while, or feel unsure or uncomfortable, check out their simple, short videos on computer and internet basics.
EveryoneOn is a nationwide campaign to get everyone on the internet. Use this site to discover discounted internet service and computer offers in your area. They also offer links to a variety of free training resources on computer and internet basics. Great for beginners!
Goodwill Job Training and Edcuation Center
1115 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham, 360-738-0483
Goodwill has a new expanded Job Training and Education Center. They offer a wide variety of classes aimed at job readiness and employment. They offer computer classes on these subjects: computer basics, Word, Excel, and Open Career Building Lab.
101 Prospect Street, Bellingham, 360-676-3212
WorkSource Whatcom offers a variety of computer classes and open labs staffed by the NW Computer Literacy Instruction Corps. Free classes cover thse subjects: basic computers and email, basic Excel, basic Word, and basic Powerpoint.