Free Computer Classes at Your Library

Glenside Library offers computer classes on a variety of topics. You can find our scheduled offerings on our event calendar. You may register for classes online through the calendar or call 630-260-1550 and ask for Adult Services. Registration begins 14 days before the scheduled class date. Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet for one session and last approximately one hour. If you don’t see what you need, please email us at A staff member may be able to help you on a specific topic in a 1 on 1 appointment. Please be as specific as possible.


Classes in regular rotation

Email Basics - Learn tips and tricks to better use your web-based email. If you don’t have an account, we will help you create one.

Web Basics - Learn to be an effective user of the World Wide Web. Topics include using search engines, mapping sites, and safe practices.

Word Basics - For new users. Learn to work with fonts, paragraph settings, shapes and pictures, and more.

Excel Basics - For new users. Learn to navigate worksheets, format data, work with cells/rows/columns, and more.

Excel Formulas and Functions - Create your own formulas and learn to select and use Excel’s built in functions. Basic familiarity with Excel is required.

Excel Charts - Learn to create and modify simple Excel charts, including pie and line charts. Basic familiarity with Excel is required.

Excel Pivot Tables - Learn to analyze complex data with this powerful tool. Basic to intermediate familiarity with Excel is required.

Using Google Apps - Save and share your work in the cloud with Google’s suite of productivity apps, including Drive, Calendar, Docs, and Sheets. An active Google/Gmail account is required.


Handouts and Practice Files

Feel free to download any of the following materials for your personal use.

Email Basics Materials

Web Basics Materials

Word Basics Materials

Excel Materials

Google Apps Materials

PowerPoint Materials

The handout provides step-by-step directions to create a PowerPoint presentation, which is a biography of a fictitious person.


Web Resources

These online resources have been selected by Library instructional staff and are recommended to help you in learning specific computer skills. Be aware that, although staff do maintain this list, Web URLs can change without warning. Please report any dead links to


A completely free online learning experience. Topics include not only technology, such as the Web, MS Office, Email, but also life and career skills. Most lessons are in the form of self-paced tutorials and practice files are available where appropriate.


YouTube is a great resource for free video tutorials on a wide range of subjects, including technology. Consider sample searches such as:

"Excel pivot tables tutorial" "using Google Slides" "Facebook tutorial"