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Online Learning

We offer a very wide range of online learning opportunities. Some of the types of courses available include:

  • Art, graphic design, and music classes, teaching everything from 3D animation to engineering sound to the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and more)
  • Help with computer programs, including videos on how to use Microsoft Office
  • Courses that can help you in your career — everything from public speaking to marketing to dealing with workplace issues
  • Computer programming, IT management (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), and web design
  • Photography and video … just to name a few.

This is all made possible through our partnership with Start learning here.
Normally, using requires a paid subscription, but as a TCPL cardholder you can access its content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 14-digit library card barcode and 4-digit PIN.

Access your free login here.

(The best way to access free course content is through this page, so please bookmark accordingly. If you go directly to you will need to use the option to login via an organization and then enter as the organization. Please also note that while the library's accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through apps. Use your mobile device's browser.)

Once you have logged into with your library barcode, you must create a personalized account by entering your name and e-mail address. This account can help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion. Many courses also featured exercise files, so that if you're watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

What is is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of more than 3,000 courses that include more than 130,000 videos, with more being added all the time. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

Need help navigating the site? Watch a quick overview video of how to use here.

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Hands-On Computer Classes in Quincy

The library is not currently offering computer classes. The following Quincy organizations do offer computer classes:

  • 1000 Southern Artery Senior Center
    For students aged 62 or older, open to both Quincy residents and non-residents. The fee is $10 for 10 weeks.
  • Quincy Elder Services Department
    The Quincy Elder Services Department offers basic and more advanced computer classes on a regular basis at the Kennedy Center, open to all Kennedy Center members. Membership is free to all Quincy residents aged 60+. Check their online calendar for computer class details.
  • Quincy Career Center
    Classes are free to all, regardless of employment status. Open to both Quincy residents and non-residents.
  • Quincy Housing Authority
    QHA offers computer, office and job readiness skills training, as well as senior life enrichment training. Classes are open to all Quincy Housing Authority residents and Section 8 participants.

Additional Online Computer Instruction

The Basics

If you do not have mouse/keyboard experience, try one of the following online practice tutorials:

  • Mouse Exercises
    Some simple exercises to help you get acquainted with the mouse.
  • Mousing Around
    This tutorial will help you learn to use a mouse to interact with a computer.
  • Connect-the-Dots
    A fun way to practice your mousing skills!
  • Learn the Net
    Includes Web-at-a-Glance, which introduces Web basics in a 10-minute tutorial.
  • In Pictures
    Free computer tutorials based on pictures, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access), OpenOffice, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and more.

Beyond the Basics

    In case you missed it at the top of this page, this is a great resource with lots of classes to help with intermediate and advanced computer training.
  • GCFLearnFree Computer Tutorials
    Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st-century skills, the Goodwill Community Foundation free computer tutorials can help. From computer basics to Microsoft Office to Apple, there is a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from.

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