Virtual Tech Help
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library now provides a Virtual Tech Help program to help participants build or refine computer skills in a contactless environment.
Who is eligible?
- Teens (12 years and up)
- Must have basic computer, tablet, and or smartphone skills to access Zoom as instruction will be given via Zoom.
- Click on this link to familiarize yourself with screen share options based on your device.
Do I need a Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Card?
A Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library card is not required to make an appointment with staff. Participants are highly encouraged to register for a library card to access library materials that can be checked out through Contactless Checkout. To register for a Digital Library card, call (626) 307-1366 or click here to apply for a library card.
How does the Virtual Tech Help Program work?
Once the online form has been submitted and approved, a staff member will contact patrons to determine schedule an appointment Monday-Friday between the hours of 2-4:30 p.m.
What topics are eligible for Virtual Tech Help Program?
- Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word and Excel)
- Library Resources (Overdrive, VetNow & JobNow, etc.)
- Google Applications (Sheets and Docs)
- E-mail (set-up, composing messages, sending attachments, etc.)
- Internet Searching (how to use a search engine)
- Social Media (how to create an account and make posts)
- Help available in:
How often can I use Virtual Tech Help?
Patrons may schedule an appointment for a maximum of thirty (30) minutes once a week via the online form. Additional time may be given pending staff availability.
Can the Library record my appointment and send me the recording?
Due to the file size of a thirty minute Zoom session, staff is unable to record and send the session. Patrons are encouraged to take notes during their session.
Library Computer Class Materials
DigitalLearn is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share resources, tools and best practices.
Excel Easy offers tutorials on how to use Excel.
GCFLearnFree.org offers a comprehensive collection of computer training tutorials, including videos for Microsoft Office and more.
Mousing Around will help you learn to use a mouse to interact with a computer. Read each page and follow the instructions to build your skill in using a mouse.
Mousercise is a mousing exercise to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse.
TechBoomers features free tutorials that teach older adults and other inexperienced technology users how to use the most popular and trusted websites and Internet apps. It currently offer over 60 free courses packed with video and article tutorials tailored for those with limited computer skills: written in easily-understood, non-technical language; providing context through real-world parallels.
Typing Club is the most effective way to learn how to type. It is free, web based, and highly effective.