Computer Classes

The Library offers free computer classes for those who need a skills brush-up or who have had minimal experience with technology. If you are looking for assistance with an e-reader or Overdrive, visit our Downloads page.

Computer Class Schedule

The Library offers an ongoing series of introductory computer classes. These classes are designed to introduce job seekers to basic, entry-level computer skills. All classes meet in the basement training room at Main and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 12. Participants must have some familiarity with a keyboard and mouse use.

Due to popular demand, classes now require advanced registration. Call 608.789.7122 or stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor at Main) to register or pick up a schedule.

January 2014

Thursday, January 8 | 5:30 pm-7:30pm | Library ebooks for beginners

UPDATED! Tuesday, January 13 | 10 am-noon | Windows 7 for beginners
Previously known as Introduction to the Computer. Now with more time to practice your skills and learn how to use flash drives. 

Tuesday, January 15 | 10 am-noon | Internet for beginners

NEW! Tuesday, January 20 | 10 am-noon | Facebook
Learn how to find and chat with friends, share pictures, and manage your privacy settings. Don't have an ccount yet? Come 10 minutes early and we'll help you get started. An email address is required.

NEW! Thursday, January 27 | 10 am-11am | Pinterest
Learn how to search for projects and ideas, create and add to boards, follow other pinners, and more. Don't have an account yet? Come 10 minutes early and we'll help you get started. An email address is required. 

Class Handouts
Introduction to the Computer
Internet for Beginners
Word 2010 part 1
Word 2010 part 2
Excel 2010 part 1
Excel 2010 part 2
PowerPoint 2010
Email for Beginners: Gmail
Design a Free Website with Weebly

Other Resources Outside the Classroom

Learning Express Popular Software Skills Center offers course modules on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and more! Provided to state of Wisconsin residents via Badgerlink.

Typing Master is funded by and available to La Crosse residents with a valid library card. Learn the keyboard, or work on improving your speed and accuracy with this interactive website. After logging in with your library card, create an account to track your progress.


New User Tutorial. This is a very basic introduction to using a computer, for those with no experience. Free.

Keybr.com Online keyboard instruction. Free, but simple account set-up required to use.

City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry. Check out the Neighborhood Centers' quarterly catalog to look for very low-cost computer and technology classes.