Computer & Tech Training

See our Events Calendar for online tech classes.

We have free computer, smartphone, and eBook classes at our libraries, currently all virtual. Always check the Calendar of Events and your branch for additional classes. 

The library offers online resources, books, and DVDs that can help you learn about basic and advanced computing.  Our online resource LinkedIn Learning includes videos and tutorials in software and design. You will need your library card number and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning. If you do not have a library card, see our Library Cards page for information on how to obtain one.

Other Classes in the Community

theCoderSchool of Sarasota

6293 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota (941) 355-2633

Courses: Coding (Scratch, Python, Java, Javascript, and more). Courses are designed with kids of all ages in mind.Individual class costs vary, but are usually $15.

Apple Store
The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center, Sarasota (941) 358-4600
Courses: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple Cloud basics, iPhone photography and videography, and more.
Cost: Free
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Microsoft Store
All Virtual
Courses: Group courses include new device set-up and Windows basics, while one-on-one personal training topics include Microsoft Office, Skype, and the Windows phone.
Cost: Group classes are free.
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Women’s Resource Center of Manatee, Inc.
1926 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton (941) 747-6797
Courses: Email, Internet, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Cost: $10 for non-members. $5 for members.
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State College of Florida - Manatee/Sarasota
Bradenton Campus 5840 26th Street W, Professional Development Center, Bradenton (941) 752-5203
Lakewood Ranch Campus 7131 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota (941) 363-7000
Venice Campus 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice (941) 408-1300
Courses: Computer basics, Microsoft Office, and more.
Cost: Non-credit classes are offered at $49 and up.
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Manatee Technical College, Non-Credit Enrichment Classes
Main Campus: 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton (941) 751-7900 ext. 1108
North Campus: 801 Ninth Street West, Palmetto (941) 845-2092
Courses: Computers basics, intermediate computers, Apple products, Microsoft Office, and more.
Cost: $25 per class or $100 for five classes.
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FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS

These recommended tutorial websites are created by other organizations and free to use. 

DigitalLearn.org
GCF LearnFree
Tech Boomers
Using the Mouse Tutorial
Word Tutorial