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.
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:
East Central Community Center Computer Lab
Now open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address: 500 S. Stone, 625-6699.
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.
The local technology education organization that offers training and education for individuals and businesses
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 Internet terminals available to valid library card holders. See the Internet Computer Station FAQ and the Internet Use Policy for more information. One hour per day reservations can be made up to a week ahead of time using our self-reservation system. Most internet computers also offer a suite of Open Office products. Some branches also 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.