Laptops, Workshops & Job Readiness Skills

Laptop computers are available to use in the Library, and there are more job readiness and technology programs at eight branches in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville. All for free!

Plug in to new technology, brush up on your internet skills, or find out about the best ways to get a job in today’s market from a career expert.

Laptop Program*

Laptops can be used for up to two-hour sessions in the Library—four times the amount of time allowed on desktop computers—giving you more time to get things done. See a staff person to find out more information.

Job Readiness Skills

Drop in for a one-on-one session to get help working on a resume, searching for a job, using online career resources or practicing interview skills. Classes on special topics will also be offered.

New Technology

Try out music or photo software; learn how to use Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint; and learn how to navigate social networking and media websites with the help of experienced staff.

Download handouts from our workshops:

Computer Basics Handout

Microsoft Word 2010 Handout

Microsoft Excel 2010 Handout

Internet Basics Handout

Links to Free Computer Tutorials

Libraries with Laptops, Computer Classes and Job Readiness Resources

Visit the following locations or go to the online events calendar to find programs for teens, kids, seniors and adults that explore computer and job resources—right in your neighborhood.

*Please Note:

  • Computers are for use in the library only.
  • Adults must have valid library cards and photo ID.
  • Young adult patrons must have valid library cards and school ID (or equivalent).

New technology and workshops are made possible through NYC Connected Communities, a program coordinated by the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

Logo: NYC Information Technology and Telecommunications Logo: Broadband USA

Logo: Americans with Disabilities Act