Spokane Public Library offers hands-on computer classes. Classes last about an hour and a half and require pre-registration. There is a limit of ten people per class. Sign up begins two weeks before the class is scheduled. Check out the online schedule or call 444-5300 for more information.
You can get an overview of what is taught in the following class outlines:
The library will occasionally offer other topic-specific classes, such as searching for scholarships or health information online. Check out the online schedule to see if such classes are available.
Also try our online computer courses offered through:
Spokane County Library System - offers classes on using the Internet and using their catalog.
Community Colleges of Spokane - See the index in the quarterly schedule of classes under "Computer Skills". Programs include:
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Offers classes at the Downtown Library Gates Computer Lab on various genealogical internet topics. Must be a member of EWGS at $25 per year, but classes are free to members.
Computer assistance for job seekers
For women only: The YWCA provides training opportunities for those entering or re-entering the workforce, displaced homemakers, victims of domestic violence and high school or college graduates without job skills. Classes are free.
In addition, there are online sites which provide instruction or classes on using the Web. The following is a list of the better instructional sites, arranged by topics:
Finding What You Want
HTML & Other Web Developer Tutorials
Spokane Public Library has full-service, 90-minute long Internet terminals available to valid library card holders. See the Internet Computer Station FAQ and the Internet Use Policy for more information. Reservations can be made up to a week ahead of time using our self-reservation system. Most internet computers also offer a suite of Microsoft Office and LibreOffice products, including a text editor, slide presentation software, and spreadsheet. The smaller branches have a 15-minute, first-come, first-served Internet terminal for those without valid cards. All Spokane Public Libraries have wireless Internet access for those with wireless adapters on their own equipment.