Computer Help Guides

Now available by popular demand are class handouts in electronic format. Please see the headings below for links to various guides provided for computer classes at Utica Public Library.

Computer Basics

Computer Fundamentals

Introduction to the Internet

Communicating with Email (Focuses on Gmail)

Microsoft Applications

Introduction to Excel

Advanced Excel

Introduction to PowerPoint

Introduction to Publisher

Introduction to Word

Advanced Microsoft Word

Other Niche Classes

Creating Online Videos with Animoto

Digital Recipes


Google Drive

iPad Basics


Online Library Account

Online Job Searching and Resumes

Photoshop Elements 10

Webucator - free online courses on a variety of tech subjects

Tutorials on several computer topics

GCF Learn Free - includes Excel, Publisher, Access, Email, and more - Free educational website to teach older adults how to use popular websites and apps


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Announcing a new partnership with Webucator

Computer training from the convenience of your own home.

 Utica Public Library has recently partnered with the training company Webucator to provide free online technology training courses to library card holders.

Stop in the library for the voucher code to register and start learning!

Course topics include:

  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Photoshop
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • Dreamweaver
  • Mobile Web Development

Course content:

  1. Presentations: Watch interactive video presentations from an expert instructor who walks you through the content of the course.
  2. Readings: Course content is introduced with concise, easy readings.
  3. Exercises: Exercises enforce the learnings from the presentations and enable you to test your knowledge.
  4. Quizzes: Quizzes are scattered throughout the course to reinforce important concepts and lessons.

To Start Learning with Webucator:

  • Any library patron can take the self-paced courses at no cost. You need to receive a special voucher code to "pay" for the class. Even if the cost of the course lists the payment as more than one voucher, our one code will cover the whole cost. Please see a Utica Library reference librarian to get your voucher code.
  • Once you receive your voucher, choose any of Webucator's self-paced courses. On the billing form, choose "Webucator Vouchers" as your method of payment and enter your voucher code.
  • You can register for as many courses as you like with the one voucher code. After registering, you will receive an email directing you to create a password to log into the student portal. The student portal is where you access the class materials and track your progress through each registered course.

Any questions or comments on the library's partnership with Webucator can be directed to the Reference Department