Within the adult area and available for public use of patrons are PC's that have installed Microsoft Office, Photoshop Elements and other applications. Some of the computers have scanners. Use of the library PC's is free, however, there is a fee for printing.
Computer Training Center
The Roxbury Public Library offers adult computer classes in the computer-training center at the library. The state grant-funded computer center contains 7 computers. Students will sit at their own workstations for a truly "hands on" experience.
Classes are offered at various times during the week including nights and weekend hours. The classes last between 1 to 2 hours and are taught by library staff and trained volunteers.
The computers in the training center are available to the public whenever the center is not in use for classes.
Classes are open to anyone, 18 years or older, who is a Roxbury Library cardholder. Some prior mouse experience is required for some classes. Registration is required. Call (973) 584-2400 for further information.
This is the class for the true computer novice. Elements of a computer workstation, including the keyboard, monitor, hard drive, floppy disk and mouse. Student will be instructed on how to operate a mouse.
Learn how to find files on the computer, run multiple programs, get photos off the web and paste into Word, saving to a USB drive and introduction to using the scanner.
Introduction to Word (Mouse skills required.)
A basic introduction to Word that will focus on typing a document and saving it.
Intermediate Word (Excellent mouse skills required.)
Experienced Word users will learn more about editing and formatting in Word.
Introduction to Excel (Excellent mouse skills required.)
A beginner’s class for those with no experience with Excel.
Intermediate Excel (Participants must have some working knowledge of Excel.)
For Excel users who would like to learn more.
Introduction to PowerPoint (Excellent mouse skills required)
Learn the basics on how to create, save and print dynamic PowerPoint presentations.
Web Based Email (Experience using a mouse is a prerequisite.)
You will set up your own free web based email account. You will also practice sending and receiving email.
Introduction to Facebook (Mouse skills required.)
Participants in this class who do not have a Facebook account should bring their email address and password, a jpeg photo file for their profile is optional. Patrons will be able to leave at the end of the class with a Facebook page.
Advanced Facebook (Facebook account required.)
Learn about some of the less utilized features of Facebook