1701 9th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (409) 643-5977
Fax : (409) 948-1106
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are now offering one-on-one computer training. Patrons can register for their own 30-minute session with one of our librarians to learn more about subjects like Microsoft Office programs, email, the Internet, and more. We'll teach basic to intermediate skills. Sessions will be from Jan. 8 to April 24 on Thursdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each day focuses on one to two subjects; patrons can choose what issues they want to learn about within those subjects. It's hands-on training meant to address your individual questions.
Sign-up Procedure: Patrons must register in person at the Reference Desk. Patrons can register for the next week's session up until the Tuesday before a session. You will not be able to register before or after this period. A librarian will contact you the Wednesday before your class to go over what needs you want addressed in the session. Space is limited, so you must cancel 24 hours before your session if you cannot attend. If you miss two sessions without properly cancelling , your future attendance will be limited.
For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at the library, (409) 643-5977.
If you'd prefer learning about computers on your own or are unable to make it to our classes, here are resources that will help you get started.
Check out Universal Class, a service provided by the library that gives you access to more than 500 online non-credit continuing education courses, including many in computers. Some of the areas its courses cover: Business applications, computer basics, computer programming, image editing, HTML, Microsoft applications, photography, software and technology skills. You will need your 14-character library card number to create an account.
We also have a great deal of computer-related instruction books in our collection. Search our library catalog or ask for help from a librarian at the Reference Desk.
In addition, below is a collection of computer-related tutorials to help you get started on basic skills such as browsing the Internet, emailing, using Facebook, and more.
A mouse or touchpad is typically what's used to navigate around your computer and select text or files. Below are some exercises that will familiarize you to common mouse-related tasks:
Mousing Around (Palm Beach County Library)
Mouse Exercises (SeniorNet.org)
New User Tutorial / Cursillo para El Usuario Nuevo (TLN Technology Committee)
Free Mouse Exercises (InvestInTech)
Video: Using the Mouse (The Dark Eyes Raven via YouTube)
Internet Basics (GCF Learn Free)
Using the Web (BBC WebWise)
Basic Skills for the World Wide Web (Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium)
Video: How the Internet Works in 5 Minutes (Security Catalyst via YouTube)
Video: How Does the Internet Work? (Data Centers Canada via YouTube
Basic Seach Help (Google)
Google Tips & Tricks (Google)
Power Searching with Google (Google)
How Search Works (Google)
Bare Bones 101: A basic tutorial on searching the web (University of South Carolina Beaufort Library)
Video: Searching the Web (TheVCRD via YouTube)
Video: Google Search Tips (GoogleWebmasterHelp via YouTube)
Email Basics (GCF LearnFree)
How to attach a file to an email (Teach Parents Tech)
Setting up email (BBC WebWise)
Sending and receiving email (BBC WebWise)
Video: How to open a Gmail (Google email) account (InPhotomation via YouTube)
Microsoft Outlook 2010 (Microsoft)
Introduction to Photoshop (University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library)
Introduction to Photoshop (Ades Design Blog)
How to Edit Images in MS Paint (Yahoo! Voices)
Work with Pictures in Microsoft Paint (Easy Computer Tips)