One-on-One Technology Assistance
Need more than a quick overview? Is your question more complex than a 5 minute visit can cover? Schedule a one-on-one, 30-minute session with one of our skilled librarians and receive personalized instruction on a variety of computer related subjects.
- Introductory computer skills
- Getting around the internet
- Setting up and using email
- Microsoft Office
- Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, Comics, TV Shows and Movies
- Setting up and using Social Media accounts like Facebook!
Call the library to set up and appointment today!
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact David at 664-9715 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David can also assist with mobile devices, such as tablets, smart phones and laptops as well.
One session per month, per customer.
We suggest booking your appointment at least one week in advance due to high demand of this service. Due to limited funding and staffing, this service is only available to Barrington Library cardholders.
Library Technical Services
The library has many services that we offer to the public, faxing, scanning and photocopying in addition to our other more unique services:
- Checking out iPads and stream movies on our VUDU account.
- Transfer your VHS home movies to Digital format.
- Kindles and iPads for 2 week checkout.
- Computer Classes and One-on-one computer tutorials.
- Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, Comics, TV Shows and Movies.
- Video Game rentals.
If you have any questions regarding any services the library offers, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Useful Links around the Web
New Hampshire Downloadable Books Blog
Provides great how-to's and information about our NH Downloadable Books website!
The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium was established to help New Hampshire public libraries provide digital materials to their patrons. The digital collection is comprised of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks, which aims to mirror the popular physical collections found in NH public libraries. Digital materials are selected with consideration of patron demand, popularity, availability, and cost of the materials. Consortium members select titles to submit to the coordinator of the Consortium for purchase.
New Hampshire Downloadable Books Device Guide
Find instructions, tips and requirements to use our Downloadable audiobook and e-book collection.
TEACH YOURSELF TECHNOLOGY
These sites have tutorials on a wide array of tech topics, from basic to advanced. Use these sites on your own or in conjunction with our Book a Librarian program.
Online educational website.
From basic computer skills to learning how to navigate windows 8. More than 90 tutorials with over 1,000 lessons, videos and interactive programs - all for free!
An initiative started by the Obama Administration designed to serve as a resource to build digital literacy skills. Find information on computer skills, and even job skills involving how to write resumes, finding a job, and even local training centers.
Free videos and article tutorials on how to use popular websites like Netflix, Amazon and Gmail as well as various social networks. Especially geared towards baby boomer and senior learners.
Virtual Privacy Lab
Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs. Toolkits include links, tips, and resources that empower you to customize your online identity. From the San Jose Public Library.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access)
Free tutorials from Microsoft on how to use their products, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Publisher and Access 2007-2013. Training courses are organized by product, then by skill level.
A free blog that talks about the ins and outs of using Microsoft Excel. From beginner to pro.
Find a variety of tutorials for open source
A great explanation of how to use the mouse, including lots of hands-on practice and fun games. Perfect for the complete beginner.
The library is planning more formal computer classes and we need your input!
Topics can range from basic PC use, navigating the internet, and even to higher level tasks such as programming.
Please take the time to fill out a simple survey to help us help you better.
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Tech Support Scams
In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you don’t need.
These scammers take advantage of your reasonable concerns about viruses and other threats. They know that computer users have heard time and again that it’s important to install security software. But the purpose behind their elaborate scheme isn’t to protect your computer; it’s to make money.
I am so sorry to say that our of our New Hampshire Downloadable Books patrons was in the process of being scammed for money. An elderly patron allowed a "technical support" person to install software on her computer to "see her desktop." When they spotted the OverDrive program, they explained that OverDrive was a big problem that would crash her computer very soon. The scammer could fix OverDrive, but required hundreds of dollars to do so. And, of course, it all needed to be done quickly. Thank goodness the patron's daughter contacted me and no money was transferred. However, they will still be paying the Geek Squad to remove the software.
If you get a call like this, hang up, and report it at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Learn to better protect yourself online by visiting the Federal Trade Commison's Consumer Information page: Tech Support Scams
Identity Theft Protection:
With the recent privacy breach at Anthem reportedly affecting almost 700,000 NH residents, this is a good time to familiarize yourself with what to do if you ever find your identity stolen. Below are some useful resources to help better protect yourself from Identity theft.
What to Do If It Happens to You.
The three major nationwide credit reporting companies:
Experian Credit Agency
Transunion Credit Agency
Equifax Credit Agency
Department of Justice
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
A California nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Their mission is to engage, educate and empower individuals to protect their privacy. They identify trends and communicate their findings to advocates, policymakers, industry, media and consumers.