Job Information Center @ Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0746

Drop-in Hours

 Drop-in assistance is available on the following days and times. For extended assistance or appointments at other times, please call the Central JIC at (718) 990-0746. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9-6 1-7 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-12 and 2-5

Open Lab Hours

Open Lab time is available in the Cyber Center Training Room on the following days to get extended time on computers for your job search or training programs. Staff is available to answer questions during that time.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2-5       2-6  

Computer classes

 Please check the monthly calendars for specific times and for new topics. You must register for computer classes. Computer classes are offered several times per week.

  • Intro to Computers
  • Intro to Internet
  • Intro to Email
  • Beginners Word
  • Beginners Excel
  • Beginners PowerPoint
  • Intermediate Word
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Intermediate PowerPoint
  • Intro to Adobe Photoshop
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • DIY Business Cards
  • Intro to eReaders
  • Intro to Metrix Learning
  • Make Your Own Resume Website
  • Basic Web design

Spanish Computer Classes

  •  Introducción a las computadoras
  •  Introducción a Internet
  •  Introducción al correo electrónico
  •  Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel

***Due to increased demand, registration for the computer classes begins on the 15th of the month before the computer class occurs.***

Job Search Workshops

These are offered on a weekly basis.  Please check the monthly calendars for specific times and for new topics. Registration is not necessary.

  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Mock Interviews
  • Interview Strategies
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Small Business Workshop
  • Social Media and Your Job Search
  • Federal Jobs
  • Resumes for Federal Jobs

Monthly Calendars

Online Learning

Queens Library offers several free online training opportunities for library customers.

Metrix Learning is an easy to use, self-directed, online learning program offering multiple learning tracks in a single platform. All training courses are online. Users must have a valid email address and a high level of computer and internet understanding. Once a user has attended a 1 hour orientation session at select Queens Library locations, they can access Metrix Learning from any computer with an internet connection and speakers or headphones.

Training is available in many areas, including:

● Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
● Adobe Creative Suites including Photoshop
● Quickbooks
● Internet Computing Core Certification
● IBM
● Six Sigma
● Project Management
● CompTIA
● Autodesk

The JIC at Central Library offers a Metrix Learning orientation session at 1 PM on Monday & Friday. For weekend orientation sessions, please consult the monthly calendars.

Learning Express Library is a database that provides access to interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Agent & Broker Exams. Learning Express is accessible from all library computers and from home with your library card. Assistance with Learning Express is available in the JIC or at the Open Lab times.
Job and Career Accelerator allows customers to access information on occupations that suit their interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job and Career Accelerator is accessible from all library computers and from home with your library card. Assistance with Job and Career Accelerator is available in the JIC or at the Open Lab times.
JobNow provides career resources including personality and career assessment, resume building including online review and interview preparation including online assistance from an interview coach. If you can’t make it to the library, this is the job search assistance resource for you. JobNow is accessible from all library computers and from home with your library card. Assistance with JobNow is available in the JIC or at the Open Lab times.

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