Welcome to the
Fletcher Free Library Tech Center!
Computer access is available to Library Card- and Computer
User Card-holders, and Visitors. If
you don’t have a card, speak to staff at the Reference or
Tech Center is for those of High School age and
older. Computers in the Youth Library are
available for youth in 8th grade or younger.
must use your own Library Card or Computer User
Card*. Using a barcode number not assigned to
you will result in loss of Tech Center privileges.
Reservations are limited to 3 per person; subsequent
access requires obtaining a Library Card of Computer
User Card*. Repeated refusal to get a card will
result in loss of Tech Center privileges.
You may have TWO 30-minute sessions per day.
off your cell phone ringer. Cell phone
conversations are permitted ONLY in the Library's
stairways, or outside.
more than 2 people at a computer.
you need to talk, please whisper. If you use
audio, please use low volume.
is not allowed in the Library.
pornography or tampering with equipment will result in
loss of Tech Center privileges.
(no color) is 15¢ per page (cash only).
Computer User Card does not include borrowing privileges, but is free for those
who do not have a Fletcher Free Library Card and would like to use the Tech
Center more than once or twice. Either card can be obtained at the
Circulation Desk-- Click here
Human & Electronic
free information and education to the public is part of the Library's
mission. When available, staff will help set up accounts, search for
information, use on-line resources, and troubleshoot technical issues. For
more in-depth learning:
Workshops at the Library: See the schedule
here for a list of other Computer Learning
Resources in the Greater Burlington Area.
self-directed learning: investigate the many classes
available through the Library's subscription to Universal
Class, and try some
suggested web sites.
addition to learning computer skills, explore the databases
that Library membership provides access to.
Fletcher Free Library subscribes to Ancestry® Library
Edition, from the very popular genealogy resource ancestry.com.
Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry® Library Edition
is available only at the Library's Tech Center, not from
outside the Library.
is available throughout the Library.
Our popular computer classes will be
offered again starting in Fall, 2017. Free!
An overview of the operating system environment used by all
Microsoft Windows software programs (Word, Internet Explorer, etc.).
Open software, use the mouse, keyboard, and Window components.
useful skills in customizing your iPhone and getting the most out of its
features and apps. Topics
will include basic features and settings, using and managing your apps,
directions, photos, Siri, etc. Participants
must have an ITunes account and know their password.
to FaceBook for Seniors (50+)
how to use this valuable social networking tool to stay in touch with
friends and family. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable using the keyboard
and mouse and have a working email address.
Get acquainted with the basic elements of the Word window:
toolbars, menus, and icons. Copy
and paste text and pictures; format text, paragraphs and pictures.
Learn more advanced Word features and tips to customize letters,
greeting cards and flyers.
Learn to use an electronic spreadsheet: Columns, rows, cells,
enter data, and create basic formulas.
formula entry, on screen and printed page formatting, freeze pane, and
simple plotting as you create a loan payment schedule.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or spreadsheet
acquainted with the basics of creating a simple PowerPoint presentation--
choosing slide types; using templates; adding text, charts, clip art,
photos, footers and animation; printing handouts.
in the Introduction to Microsoft Word workshop (or equivalent experience)
Learn how to import
photos from your digital camera or smart phone to your
computer, and use Windows Live Photo Gallery to edit
photos, make a panorama and create a "best of" image choosing
faces from separate photos. Prerequisite: Intro to Microsoft Windows
or equivalent experience.
Please read our Computer
Workshop Policy Statement:
there is limited availability in each class, the following
rules apply to all computer classes at the Fletcher Free
A patron is only allowed to repeat the same
class 2 times within two years. After 2 times a patron may only repeat
the class at the discretion of the instructor.
A patron must call the Library if they are unable to attend a class they
signed up for. If a patron misses 2 or more classes within a year they
will not be permitted to take future classes without instructor approval.
If a patron calls and cancels their participation in a class it is not
counted as a missed class.
If, in the opinion of the instructor, a class participant's behavior in the
class is detrimental to the learning environment they will not be permitted
to take future classes and may be asked to leave the classroom. This
behavior may include, but is not limited to, the following: Asking
inappropriate questions that are unrelated to the subject matter, taking up
an inordinate amount of the instructor's time, or acting in an aggressive or
hostile manner to class participants or to the instructor.
Adopted by the Library Board
of Commissioners, April 11, 2007; put in effect September 2007.
Here to see our Internet Use Policy
Here to see our Wi-Fi Internet Access Agreement