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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. 

E-Learning - Online Tutorials

  • eLearning resources at sfpl.org eLearning resources at sfpl.org
    Online training & education FREE with your library card # and PIN/Password. Check out Lynda.com, Gale Courses, Learning Express for beginning computer tutorials. Treehouse has lots of coding and programming tutorials, and more.
  • Computer Instructional Resources - SFPL Computer Instructional Resources - SFPL
    Computer/Technology handouts & instructions for Facebook, Google, Gale Courses, EDD Access Point Service Centers and other resources for adult literacy and more...
  • GCF LearnFree.org - Computers GCF LearnFree.org - Computers
    Tutorials on computer basics, Internet basics, email basics, social media, google docs, word processing and more. Para Espanol = www.gcfaprendelibre.org
  • 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

  • SFPL Computer Classes SFPL Computer Classes
    San Francisco Public Library computer classes at the Main Library and the Branches. Free and open to all.
  • Neighborhood Access Point Services - Workforce Development SF Neighborhood Access Point Services - Workforce Development SF
    The NAPS provide computer labs for job seekers. You must register with them to use their services but it's free and all their services are free. Locations conveniently located throughout SF. Click the link to find one near you.
  • 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.
  • SF Connected SF Connected
    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.
  • 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.Once you are registered for classes, you have access to the computer lab.