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Using the Computer Lab

The Tyler Public Library has 24 public access computers located on the third-floor.

City of Tyler residents can start using the computer lab with their library card. If you have a library card in good standing, you can go ahead and sign on to a computer without assistance from the computer lab staff.

Anyone without a library card can use the computer lab for a $1 fee upon showing their drivers license to computer lab staff as proof of identity.

All computer sessions are an hour. Patrons can request an extension from computer lab staff past the hour if no other patrons are waiting.

If you are taking a test or taking an online class, please let computer lab staff know before getting on a computer so they can adjust your time accordingly.

Computers are all equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Black and white documents are $0.25 a page to print. Color printing is not available. Scanning to USB and copies are available in the local history room or on the first-floor. 

Headphones are available upon request from computer lab staff. Earbuds can be purchased at the 1st-floor information desk for $2. Flash drives can be purchased for $5 at the information desk.

Need a little help?

The Tyler Public Library has trained staff that can help you with your computer needs.

We offer personal help with the following:

  • Resume building
  • Job application help
  • Acquiring your first email address
  • Filling out forms online
  • Help with printing documents

Basic computer classes are available for registration online. These classes occur before the library opens.

Online Resources

The following are resources for learning how to use computers and computer programs and job resources. All other resources are listed on the resources master list.

Coronavirus Career Advice: Navigating the Job Search and Remote Work During COVID-19

This YouTube video is provided by Indeed.com. They provide advise on job searching and remote work during COVID-19.

Computer Skills Center

Video tutorials for computer basics, the Internet and operating systems; includes beginner-to-advanced level for popular and commonly used Microsoft and Adobe software applications.

Digital Learn

A free online resource featuring videos on basic computer uses, being safe online, job skills, being productive online, connecting with others, and more. This resource was made possible by the Public Library Association. 

GCFLearnFree

This is a free online resource that offers tutorials about technology, work skills, job search, core skills, reading and math, and much more.

Getsetup

This resource provides video instructions for seniors by seniors on how to use technology. Many of the classes are free, but there are some paid ones as well. These introductory classes are a fun way to learn technology where you get to ask all the questions you need to make your personal device or software work for you! Once you learn these a world of endless possibilities opens for you to learn and teach.

Glassdoor

A free online resource that allows users to search millions of jobs, find information about companies from reviews, get salary information, and more. 

Job and Career Accelerator

A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job.

Ready, Set, Bank

Ready, Set, Bank℠ gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. It provides videos to guide learners through every step of the process, with overviews and step-by-step tutorials to help them manage their finances electronically. Capital One provides this resource, but no association with the bank is necessary. All videos are free and open to anyone.

Resume Builder

A free online resource that helps build resumes and cover letters. 

TexasLawHelp

TexasLawHelp is a website dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information to low-income Texans. It is a project of the Texas Legal Services Center, and is supported by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, Travis County Law Library, and Texas Legal Aid Organizations. It provides free legal information & court forms for simple civil legal problems.

Universal Class

A library provided resource that allows users to create an account and take classes. Continue your education online and gain CE credits that may be transferable to some colleges. Universal Class contains classes on topics from Accounting to Yoga. 

Computer Lab Hours

The computer lab is open every day and closes 15 minutes before the library closes. 

For questions or additional assistance, fill out our Ask a Librarian form or call (903)593-7323.