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Tech Education

Twin Cities resources to help improve tech skills.

HCL Resources

Note: Please check the Hennepin County Library website for program updates and information on dates, locations, and times. Some services may require a library card.


BrainFuse Adult Learning Center 

Connect with a live expert to improve your skills in Microsoft Office. 


Computer Tutoring 

Receive 1-on-1 help with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, email, internet usage, printing, scanning, job searching, and more. Call the library to verify hours.



Interactive simulations and trainings with course kits for teaching and free downloads of Quick Reference Guides.



Their “SkillSurfer” section has information on Google tools, Microsoft Office, and computer programming.


LearningExpress Library 

A database with video courses on Microsoft and Adobe products. 


LinkedIn Learning 

This "Netflix for tutorials" website hosts thousands of up-to-date videos by industry professionals on hundreds of different tech skills. Videos typically include subtitles and transcripts with adjustable playback speed.


Niche Academy 

Quick guides on how to use digital resources at the library, such as e-books and 3D printers. Some information is available in Spanish. 


Northstar Certification 

A free certification with online modules to practice basic computer skills. They cover everything from using a mouse and keyboard to Google Docs, accessing telehealth appointments, social media, and more. 


Teen Tech Workshops 

Kids in grade 6-12 can have fun learning about and creating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) projects. Registration may be required.