GCF Learn Free
GCF Learn Free provides a wide variety of tutorials on technology topics. Tutorials include basic computing, email, Facebook, tablets, and Microsoft Office.
Self-paced computer tutorials to guide you through the basics, beginning with “what is a computer” and introducing you to the mouse, keyboard and ports.
Skillful Senior – This is the perfect place for seniors to learn the skills they need. Email your grandchildren, get medical information on the Internet – you CAN do it all!
MS OFFICE SKILLS
Microsoft Office Training Center – Find training and tutorials for Office 365 and Office apps, including Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and more!
Excel Easy – Want to learn Excel quickly? Looking for a fully illustrated Excel tutorial?
TYPING AND KEYBOARDS
Mousing Around: Mousercise! – A mousing exercise to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse
Skillful Senior – Mouse Tutorial – Learn the basics
Typing Tutorial – Includes a coaching model that includes supportive feedback—and because everyone learns differently, it has a built-in option to tone it down or turn it off.
https://www.ititranslates.com/ – Professional interpreters and translators to all languages. The office is in Glastonbury but patrons can scan and send documents and pay online or by phone. They also provide Interpreters who can accompany customers in hospitals, courts, schools, immigration offices, etc…
JM Translations & Services – Language Services in Spanish, French, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Turkish. Local and qualified interpreters; Native linguists; on site or on the phone.
IMMIGRATION FORMS & LAWYERS
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Forms – As a service to our public and the trade community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made available electronic forms that can be completed online, saved and printed.
http://www.iascct.org/language/en/ – The Immigration Advocacy and Support Center helps immigrants by providing low cost, high quality legal services and education on immigration policy.
LANGUAGE TEACHERS/TUTORS ONLINE
Language lessons with native speakers over video chat, anytime anywhere. For patrons who needs a teacher to learn any language.
Ancestry Library Edition – available for use through any computer in the library, including laptops using our free wifi network.
Family Search – The Otis Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate library. Since FamilySearch.org stopped microfilm ordering, many digitized microfilms at FamilySearch.org have a message that states they may only be accessed at a Family History Center or a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Patrons can access these restricted records through the library’s wi-fi by using one of our computers, or by using your own computer connected to our wi-fi.
Connecticut State Library – The state library has a great deal of information related to history and genealogy in Connecticut. Please visit their web site for more specific details.