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Queens Library's Cyber Center (located at the Central Library) offers basic instruction on computers. Additionally, classes are offered at all community library locations. Please contact your local community library directly for a schedule of their classes.
Cyber Center Customer Service Guidelines
The Cyber Center provides computer workstations with access to the resources available at Queens Library, research databases, the Internet and other software. In order to preserve the integrity of the Cyber Center and to ensure equal access for all customers, the following rules apply:
- Customers can sign up for a maximum of one (1) hour per day.
- All computer workstations are available on a first-come first-served basis. Workstations are assigned by Cyber Center staff. Customers must begin their session in a limited amount of time.
- If you leave the workstation during your session, “lock” it and notify staff, otherwise the workstation will be considered available for the next customer. When you are finished with your session, please click on “End Session”.
- Groups are limited to two customers per workstation. Chairs must remain at their own workstation.
- Staff has a general knowledge of the software or resources available for public use. Limited assistance in use of the software is available as staff time permits.
- Customers may not download and/or install and run software on Cyber Center computers.
- The Library seeks to balance the rights of all customers to access all types of information and to respect the sensibilities of customers of all ages. Therefore, the display of sexually explicit graphics in this shared area is prohibited.
- The Library is not responsible for damage or loss of data from the use of equipment, software or other library materials.
- For questions or problems with the system, please alert staff immediately for assistance.
- Please conserve paper. Print only what you need. There is a maximum of 20 pages per session permitted.
- Violation of these rules may result in suspension or the loss of privileges to use computer resources at the Library.
- Customers are responsible for adhering to these guidelines and are required to leave their workstations at the appointed time or when requested to do so by a librarian or library staff member.
The Central Library Cyber Center offers:
Introduction to Computers
90 minute class on the very basics of computers. What’s a mouse, keyboard, CPU and how do I turn the thing on?
Introduction to Computers for Older Adults
Two 90 minute classes geared toward older adults emphasizing straightforward learning of computer basics.
Introduction to the Internet
90 minute class for the internet novice. Learn how to ‘surf the net’ and find what you really want to find.
Create an Email Account
90 minute class teaching you how to sign up for an email account.
Introduction to Email
90 minute class in the finer points of email. Attachments, contacts and managing your email accounts.
Introduction to Word
Two 90 minute classes. Learn the essentials of Word including spell check, formatting, fonts and much more.
Introduction to Excel
Two 90 minute classes. Learn the essentials of Excel such as creating and editing spreadsheets and practical uses in business and at home.
Introduction to PowerPoint
Two 90 minute classes. Make your presentations picture perfect learning the basics of the premiere computer slideshow program.
Google Tips & Tricks
90 minute class for those who want to know more about how to use Google to their best advantage.
Introduction to Emerging Technologies
90 minute class. Keep up with the newest trends in gadgets, technology and cyberspace.
Please call (718) 990-0778 for a current schedule of classes at Central Library.