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Computer Tutorials and Job Skills

Here you will find online tutorials, walk-in computer labs and computer classes.  Scroll down to see all of them.

For basic computer skill building, please go to Excelsior Branch Computer Resources webpage. 

Online Tutorials

  • Computer Instructional Resources - Project Read – SFPL Computer Instructional Resources - Project Read – SFPL
    Computer/Technology handouts & instructions for Facebook, Google, Learn4Life, EDD Access Point Service Centers and other resources for adult literacy and more...
  • Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) - (library card and pin required for remote use) Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) - (library card and pin required for remote use)
    Online instructor-led 6 week self-paced courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Includes computer skills and job search.
  • Learning Express Library Database (library card and pin required for remote use) Learning Express Library Database (library card and pin required for remote use)
    For computer skills use the two tabs at the top: "Computer and Internet Basics" & "Popular Software Tutorials." Under the latter you will find tutorials on Microsoft and Adobe programs current and older versions. Create a login and password.
  • Common Craft - Video Tutorials Common Craft - Video Tutorials
    Simple easy to understand videos on computers, technology, social media, money and more.
  • Susan Ireland's Resume Site Susan Ireland's Resume Site
    This Resume Site has lots of information about resume writing including a step by step guide to posting your resume online, emailing your resume and much more.
  • Goodwill Community Foundation Goodwill Community Foundation
    Tutorials on computer basics, Internet basics, email basics, social media, google docs, word processing and more. Para Espanol = www.gcfaprendelibre.org
  • JVS -  Technology Access Center JVS - Technology Access Center
    Build Your Computer Skills - Use online resources here and/or go there and use the job seekers computer lab to practice and build your computer skills. An orientation is required for both the technology center and JVS in general.
  • Digitallearn.org Digitallearn.org
    Basic tutorials to help you feel comfortable and confident with computers & Internet.
  • JobScout JobScout
    JobScout teaches the essential Internet skills necessary to find a job in today’s online marketplace. Everything you need to learn about using the Internet and finding a job on the Internet is covered in the JobScout lessons. Create a login and password.

Walk-in Computer Classes & Labs

  • Job Seekers Computer Lab @ SFPL Job Seekers Computer Lab @ SFPL
    The Main Library Fifth Floor Computer Training Room is open on a drop in basis for job seekers. Computers with Internet connection are available for independent work creating or updating your resume, preparing job applications and/or searching online for jobs. Mondays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 415-557-4400 for more information.
  • SFPL Computer Classes SFPL Computer Classes
    San Francisco Public Library computer classes at the Main Library and the Branches. Free and open to all.
  • Plaza Adelante Tech Center - MEDA Plaza Adelante Tech Center - MEDA
    Plaza Adelante Tech Center (PATC) provides digital literacy training, employment training, job placement and career advancement opportunities. Plaza Adelante is a San Francisco CERTIPORT Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Center offering Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 Exams. All trainings are provided in both SPANISH and ENGLISH. Clases en ESPANOL e INGLES. For more info call 415 282 3334 x 105. Provides a computer lab also.
  • Tenderloin Technology Lab Tenderloin Technology Lab
    TTL 's mission is to provide residents of the Tenderloin and other nonprofits with important technology and vocational skills that increase opportunities for employment, access to essential community resources, and connections with family and friends. Call for more info: (415) 592-2766. Provides classes and a computer lab.
  • Technology Access Center - Jewish Vocational Services Technology Access Center - Jewish Vocational Services
    How to get started: To enroll, simply attend one of the TAC Enrollment sessions. No registration is required. Please arrive promptly, as they are unable to admit late arrivals. For more information call (415)391-3600.
  • Access Point Services - Workforce Development SF Access Point Services - Workforce Development SF
    Access Point Services (formerly One Stop Career Link Centers) are designed to provide a comprehensive approach to career planning and job search services in order to better assist you with finding employment as quickly as possible. Access Point Services provide the following services: -Job Search Assistance -Career Planning and Exploration -Job Preparation Workshops -Training Opportunities -Access to Resource Room with Computers, Fax and Copy machines -Unemployment Information (link to EDD) -Availability of Supportive Services (including childcare and transportation) -Provides computer labs.
  • Western Addition Community Technology Center Western Addition Community Technology Center
    The Western Addition Community Technology Center provides free unlimited Internet access, plus classroom instruction for computer basics, as well as instruction in Microsoft Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and SKYPE(video conferencing). For more information call 415.431.2206. Provides a computer lab also.
  • SF Connected & GoConnectSF SF Connected & GoConnectSF
    SF Connected is a service sponsored by the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The program focuses on the City's seniors and adults with disabilities because they can most benefit from expanded access. Classes and computer labs provided. Call (415) 355-3555 for more info. *GoConnectSF.org* is the place to get broadband subscription information, enjoy youth-produced digital media, and find free technology training and resources near you.
  • Community Technology Network Community Technology Network
    Lots of resources & programs here: Check out their database of computer resources under the "Resources" tab and don't miss their Network Directory (find a computer center in the Bay Area). They also offer classes on computers and the Internet and much much more. Call 415-683-0120 (Google voice) or 650-784-1156 (cell) for more info.
  • Experience Unlimited - EDD Experience Unlimited - EDD
    Provided at no fee, the program provides a place where job seekers can meet regularly with other career professionals to share job leads, provide support, and update their job search skills. Call (415) 771-1776 for more information. Located at 745 Franklin Street, SF. Provides computer access.
  • SF State University SF State University
    Patrons who need more computer time can get it at the SF State Library. It is "open 24 hours when classes are in session." Call to make sure it is open. 415-338-1854. Guest passes are given to those with CA ID for up to 2 hours on the 6 computers reserved for non-SF State guests. Present your CA ID at the circulation desk to get a guest account.
  • San Francisco City Colleges San Francisco City Colleges
    Free, non-credit classes are available for beginners at the nine Community College Centers of San Francisco’s City College. These classes offer basic introductions to Computers, Typing, and the Internet. For more information, call City College at: 415-239-3000.