Computers & Information Technology

Online video tutorials through Niche Academy

At Waimakariri Libraries you will find

  • Smart phone help

Please watch our smartphone video here.

  • Free computers for public use at each of our three locations, Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford. The computers are Chromebooks which can be booked for 30 minutes per session.
  • Printing and scanning
  • Staff available to help you access the computers.
  • Free wi-fi available 24/7– ask staff for the password.
  • Book-a-Librarian service. Book a 30 minute help session with library staff for topics such as email and internet use.
  • Stepping UP. Regular small group classes covering information technology basics
  • Better Digital Futures classes - four part courses for seniors introducing basic computer topics
  • LinkedIn Learning Available through the library using your library card and pin number. Provides in-depth online courses about computers and information technology. For a guide to using the resources, view this tutorial: LinkedIn Learning.
Other places to learn about computers

Classes and courses

  • Ara Institute offers free computing classes for adults.
  • Seniornet the Rangiora branch is closed, the nearest location is now Papanui

Free internet help sites

There are some great websites which offer free tutorials in computer skills.

  • BeConnected. Basic beginners’ guides to most topics, especially designed for seniors
  • For basic keyboard and mouse use tutorials try these sites:

- Mousercise

- Touch typing