Try Free Online Tutorials

Online Tutorial at Computer

Can’t attend a computer class in person? These free online tutorials and courses are a great way to pursue self-guided learning or to supplement what you’ve learned in a Queens Public Library technology class. You can find step-by-step guides, interactive tutorials, and even college-level classes in the resources included below.

Mousing Around: Mousercise!

This engaging, interactive mousing exercise was designed to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse. It’s perfect if you are struggling with controlling your cursor, double-clicking, or scrolling!

Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn can help. This interactive library of video tutorials can help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Tutorials are available in English and Spanish.

GCF Learn Free

From computer basics to advanced Microsoft Office, GCF Learn Free features more than 2,000 lessons for learners of all skill levels. Courses blend text, video, interactives, and short assessments to give learners the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The entire library is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Select courses are available in other languages.

Tech Boomers

Access over 100 free courses for specific apps and Web sites, along with thousands of useful articles with the tips and tricks you need to take your tech skills to the next level. Tech Boomers is designed to help older adults and inexperienced Internet users learn how to use trusted websites and apps through video and text-based tutorials.

Comcast Internet Essentials

New to the internet? Comcast Internet Essentials is a great place to start, and has been working to close the digital divide since 2011. This interactive library of tutorials covers topics ranging from the basic—navigating the Internet and staying safe online—to more advanced skills like applying for student loans and learning computer programming.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free library of interactive content, videos, and self-paced assessments designed to help you master computer programming, math, science, and much more. Courses cover a variety of skill levels. Partner content from institutions such as NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, and the California Academy of Sciences helps learners study high-quality material at their own pace.


Founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, EdX is a non-profit library of MOOCs—massive open online courses. Learners can take free courses in computer science, data and statistics, business, and other topics from more than 130 of the world’s best universities and institutions.