Technology Training

NHFPL is committed to supporting a tech-savvy New Haven.

Computer Classes

A photo of our computer classroom at Ives Main Library, with 9 computer workstations.

We offer FREE beginner-level computer classes to the public at the Ives Main Library. Classes are located in our lower level computer classroom inside the Technology Center. Current courses include:

  • Mouse and Keyboard: Learn the basics of operating a mouse and get an introduction to the functions of the keyboard. This class for beginners and requires no computer experience.
  • Windows Operating System: This class covers the basics of the Windows desktop and provides an introduction to finding programs, folders, and files, and manipulating Windows for enhanced effectiveness.

Please sign up for our monthly Happenings newsletter for more information on scheduled classes.

One-on-One Assistance, Resume Help, Job Applications, and More

Need specialized assistance? We can help! If you have a question or need support that may extend beyond 15 minutes, please fill out the form below to request time to come in and meet with our library staff one-to-one.

We can help with: technology support, resumes, job applications, unemployment applications, and other topics by request. We will help you to the best of our ability and help you find additional resources as well.

While we are able to make referrals to a qualified professional, we are unable to provide legal or medical advice. For your own privacy, we cannot handle sensitive personal information unless you are physically present and have provided consent. 

To be respectful toward our library staff and other patrons, please try to be on time for your appointment. Please feel free to cancel an hour before to your appointment by calling the Information Desk at (203) 946-8130 x 101. If you miss two appointments without informing a library staff member, you’ll forfeit the right to schedule additional designated appointments. You will still be able to come to the library to receive help as it is available when you arrive. Library staff members offering appointments reserve the right to reschedule or cancel at any time.

Schedule an appointment with a Librarian.

*If you need a different time of day beyond those offered via the link above, please complete the Book a Librarian form below, and a Librarian will contact you.

Book A Librarian!

For more information on job application assistance and resume help, please visit our Jobseekers page.

If you are interested in volunteering to teach computer classes and/or 1-on-1 computer help, please reach out to our Ives Main Library Reference Manager, Seth Godfrey at [email protected] or by calling 203-946-8130, ext. 212