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This free program is open to Hartford residents  age 24 or older who are enrolled in a high school completion program (GED), or WIOA Training program. 
Given the limited supply of Laptop Computers and WiFi Hotspots, participants are required to meet federal economic guidelines and other requirements.
To see if you qualify to receive a Laptop Computers and WiFi Hotspot, you  must interview in person with the Community Technology Coordinator at Hartford Public Library.
Applicants will be required to: 
Complete an intake form
Register for a free library card
Complete a computer skills assessment
Participate in regular learning circles
To make an appointment, call 860-695-6291



The American Place (2nd Floor, Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford)

Every Friday, 11 am - 12 Noon


Join us for a free typing and keyboarding class. Beginners as well experienced typists welcome!



The American Place Downtown Library, 500 Main Street  

Computer Training One Click at a time  
Downtown Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Barbour Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 PM (Starting February 19) 

Earn a Basic Digital Literacy Certificate
The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) is an online self-guided assessment tool designed to test your knowledge on the use of computer hardware, software, and other technology skills. Test takers earn the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate upon passing a test in a proctored environment. Those successfully completing multiple assessments have the option of receiving a summary certificate listing all units passed. Proctored NDLA Sessions:
Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30  

ONLINE LEARNING (Self-Paced)     

Whether you know nothing about computers or whether you know a lot, you can advance your skills by taking online computer learning tutorials. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. 
The Basics
Computer Basics 
Mouse Tutorial
Typing Tutorial
Internet Tutorial
Email Tutorial 
Word Tutorial 
More basic tutorials   
Intermediate and Advanced Level Courses
UniversalClass offers intermediate to advance level online computer courses. Topics covered include Adobe Photoshop; Computer Troubleshooting & Repair; Microsoft Office; Quickbooks; Virus removal; and much more.
Click here to set up an account with your Hartford Public Library card. 

Cursos en Español 
Cursos Intermedios  


Digital Learn