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Tigard Public Library

New to Computers and the Internet?

Free computer classes and open learning labs are typically held in the Technology Room on the second floor of the library. Registration is not required. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by the Reference Desk a few minutes before classes start to get a ticket and claim your spot. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 503-718-2517.
Microsoft Excel - Level 1
Tuesday, September 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of Excel including the layout and organization of the worksheet, how to reformat numbers and text and how to use formulas and functions.

Microsoft Excel – Level 2
Tuesday, September 25, 1-2:30 p.m.
Build on Excel Level 1 skills by learning how to change the appearance of your text and cells, sort and filter data, ensure data integrity and more.

Microsoft Excel - Level 3
Tuesday, October 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
Build on skills covered in Excel 1 & 2. Learn about setting printing options, creating column, bar and pie charts to better interpret your data. Building pivot tables and charts to change one-dimensional data into two-dimensional data with totals.

Open Learning Labs
Sundays, 2-4 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Drop in any time during lab hours! A volunteer will assist you with computer questions or guide you as you practice.

One-on-One Tech Help / Obtén Ayuda Técnica Individual En Español
Make a one-hour individual appointment with a tech helper. Call the Reference Desk at 503-718-2517.
Haga una cita individual de una hora con un ayudante de tecnología. Llama al escritorio de referencia: 503-718-2517.

Weekly Open Learning Labs

Open Learning Labs 
» Sundays: 2-4 p.m.

No appointment necessary. Friendly lab assistants are available to help you practice computer skills and work on projects such as typing, web searching and setting up email accounts. Drop by for hands-on practice or ask for help finding free online classes where you can learn at your own pace.

Have a laptop? We have wireless internet and can help you practice the basics on your own computer.

Assistance is limited to practicing basic skills and does not include computer maintenance or repair. 

Online Self-Directed Classes

Learning Express
Use this library database to boost your education and job skills with math, reading and writing resources, software tutorials, college prep, career practice exams, GED materials, citizenship information and much more! Great for learners of any age. ¡Recursos también disponible en español!

Learn Anytime!

Take free online computer classes and practice your skills at your own pace on these websites:


Using a Library Computer

  • Washington County Library card holders can use one of 75 computers for up to two hours a day.
  • If you do not have a library card, you can obtain a guest pass for one day by presenting your photo ID at the Welcome Desk on the 1st floor.
  • Access the library's Wifi with your own laptop computer and library card or guest pass.
  • You can make black-and-white printouts for 10 cents a page and color printouts for 50 cents a page.
  • See complete Tigard Public Library Computer Rules.
  • Please stop by the Welcome Desk or call 503-718-2517 for more information.

One-on-One Tech Help
Have questions about e-books, a new tablet or other gadgets? Make a one-hour appointment with a tech helper! Call the Reference Desk at 503-718-2517 to schedule an appointment.

Obtén Ayuda Técnica Individual
Haga una cita individual de una hora con un ayudante de tecnología. Llama al escritorio de referencia:  503-718-2517

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