Computer Class Information
- Class Schedules
- About Computer Training
- Class Handouts
- Practice Exercises
- Book a Librarian
- Walk-in Help
- Learn Online
Q: How do I find out what classes WRL offers?
A: Class schedules are published on a monthly basis. Click the tab above for a printable schedule of the current month’s classes, or pick up a class brochure on your next visit to the Library.
Q: Is there a charge?
Q: Do you have classes for seniors?
A: We organize our classes by topic and skill level, not by age group. Any adult who meets the prerequisites is welcome in any class.
Q: Do I need to sign up in advance?
A: Yes. Some classes fill up quickly, so register as early as you can.
Q: Are there other options if I don’t see a class that fits my needs or my schedule?
A: WRL offers weekly walk-in help courtesy of our computer volunteers. Or you can schedule a Book-a-Librarian session, a one-on-one appointment with a professional librarian. Click the appropriate tab above for more information.
Q: Can you teach me how to use my phone?
A: Sorry, no. Check with your phone provider for instructions and help.
Basic Skills Classes
- Basic Computers 1: Mouse
- Basic Computers 2: Introduction to Windows
- Basic Computers 3: Cut/Copy/Paste
Microsoft Office Classes
- Basic Excel
- Intermediate Excel
- Basic PowerPoint
- Intermediate PowerPoint
- Basic Word
- Intermediate Word
Job Search Classes
Do you need help with basic computer skills, using WRL’s downloadable collections, or applying for a job online? Williamsburg Regional Library offers 30-minute appointments with professional librarians for technology assistance. WRL library card holders may make one appointment per calendar month. Use this form to sign up.
For all other questions--personalized reading suggestions; getting started with your research; finding magazine or newspaper articles; or help with genealogy, business, or other WRL resources--librarians at the reference desk at either library location will be happy to help.
Librarians are unable to assist with computer troubleshooting, setting up a laptop, credit card transactions, or typing documents.
For more information, visit the Adult Services Reference Desk or call 259-4050.
Have a question about Microsoft Word, navigating the Internet, or using copy-and-paste? Computer volunteers are available for walk-in help at the following times:
Mondays 1-2 PM
Wednesdays 1-2 PM
James City County Library
Tuesdays 11-12 AM
Please call in advance to confirm that a volunteer will be available, 757.259.4050
WRL now offers on-demand computer instruction from Atomic Training. Short video tutorials can be viewed one at a time or as part of a complete course. Topics include Kindles, tablets, Mac and Windows PCs, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackboard learning software, and much more.
Click below to get started now!
The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free online classes in basic computer skills, Microsoft Office programs, mobile devices, job search skills, and more.