Computers

Online Resources

Des Plaines cardholders can access the variety of online resources below.

One-on-One Technology Help

Because of health and safety limitations, we cannot offer you our usual in-person, one-on-one technology assistance. However if you have technology-related questions, feel free to contact us at help@dppl.org. A staff member will try to get back to you within 48 hours. Please make sure to include a valid email address and/or phone number.

We shall resume the In-person Computer & Technology classes soon.  Till then check the calendar for our Zoom classes!

 

Adult Learning Center from HelpNow

Live one-on-one coaching to improve your computer skills on MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also includes resume writing assistance and practice tests for the GED and U.S. Citizenship Test.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses.

Hoonuit - Online Software Training - Now called Infobase Learning Cloud

Online video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Google™ Docs, iPad and more. New users and former users of RBDigital must create an account. Passcode is "learn."

Infobase Learning Cloud - Formerly Hoonuit

Online video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Google™ Docs, iPad and more. New users and former users of RBDigital must create an account. Passcode is "learn."

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goal. Log in with your Des Plaines Library card and the password linked to you library account. No LinkedIn account is necessary to access LinkedIn Learning. PLEASE NOTE: Lynda.com was upgraded to LinkedIn Learning on April 29. You will now log onto LinkedIn Learning using your library card number and PIN/password. All of your Lynda.com data should have transfered to LinkedIn Learning, including your course history and certificates of completion. Along with the existing content from Lynda.com, you will have access to thousands of additional courses, available in several languages. No LinkedIn account is necessary to access LinkedIn Learning. Please call the Reference Desk: 847-376-2841 or email: referenceservicesdesk@dppl.org with questions.

Lynda.com - Now LinkedIn Learning

Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. PLEASE NOTE: Lynda.com was upgraded to LinkedIn Learning on April 29. You will now log onto LinkedIn Learning using your library card number and PIN/password. All of your Lynda.com data should have transfered to LinkedIn Learning, including your course history and certificates of completion. Along with the existing content from Lynda.com, you will have access to thousands of additional courses, available in several languages. No LinkedIn account is necessary to access LinkedIn Learning. Please call the Reference Desk: 847-376-2841 or email: referenceservicesdesk@dppl.org with questions.

Universal Class

Access to over 500 video-based courses - everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101. First time users need to create an account. Once you're logged in you will have access to the course catalog and be able to start a class. CEU (Continuing Education Units) Certificates are available. Please note: Universal Class is also accessible on the Libby App - Get the Libby app or use it in your browser. Find Universal Class in "Extras."