The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.
Internet

Public Internet Computer Stations

All Butte County Library branch locations have computers with internet access available for public use. Contact your local branch for more information or see our Computer and Internet policy.

WiFi

All library branches have free WiFi. Contact your local branch for more information.

All branches have printers connected to our public internet computers. Printing is available in Black & White only. Prints cost $0.10 per page.

Wireless printing from your laptop available in the Chico, Durham, Oroville and Paradise branches.  Click to download a temporary printer driver. (The driver may only be downloaded when you're connected to wifi in a branch library.)

Chico library is currently the only branch to pick up print jobs sent from your own computer. To send a print job from your home computer or laptop click here and fill out the required information, then stop by the Chico library to pick up your prints. 

 

 Computer Tutorials and Online Learning

Online Computer Tutorials and Help

 

Link Name

Link

Description

Mouserobics

http://www.galesburglibrary.org/mouse/page1.htm

These exercises will help you become comfortable using a computer mouse.

New Computer User Tutorial

http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/

Get more practice using a computer mouse and learn other basic computer skills like scrolling.

Learn the Net

http://www.learnthenet.com/index.php/index.html

Read articles and tutorials about getting started with the Internet, staying safe online, finding entertainment and information from websites, and more.

Teach Parents Tech

http://www.teachparentstech.org/watch

Watch simple videos demonstrating computer skills like copy and paste, making text bigger or smaller, and creating strong passwords.

Microsoft Office and Google Drive Tutorials

http://www.inpics.net/

Using pictures of what the computer screen looks like (“screenshots”), these computer tutorials show you the basics of Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Drive Apps.

Windows Basics Tutorials from Microsoft

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-basics-all-topics#1TC=windows-7&ITC=windows-7

Read about how computers work, how to use a mouse, how to use Windows-based computers, and getting started with programs and folders.

Computer Basics

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

These articles and videos will help you understand concepts like the cloud, operating systems, and how computers actually work.

Good Typing

http://www.goodtyping.com/

Get better at typing/keyboarding with free online lessons, available in 27 different languages.

JobScout

http://www.myjobscout.org/

Learn the basic Internet skills that are needed in the job market. Create a free account to get started.

JobScout en Español

http://www.myjobscout.org/?language=es

 

JobScout es una plataforma de aprendizaje digital que te enseñará lo básico de cómo usar Internet para que puedas encontrar empleo.

Top 10 Free Email Services

http://email.about.com/od/freeemailreviews/tp/free_email.htm

Read reviews of ten free email services online.

Free Online Email Accounts: Gmail

http://www.gmail.com

Make a free email account through Google.

Free Online Email Accounts: Yahoo Mail

http://www.yahoo.com/mail

 

Make a free email account through Yahoo.

Free Online Email Accounts: Hotmail/Outlook

http://www.hotmail.com

Make a free email account through Microsoft.

Facebook 101

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/facebook101

Learn how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook account of your own, including how tounderstand Facebook privacy policies and settings.

Internet for Free Image Searching

http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/imagesearching/

Learn how to find copyright-cleared images online to use in your homework and other projects. There is a big difference in being able to find an image online and having permission to use it in your own work!

 

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530.538.7525

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530.868.5724

Chico Branch
530.891.2762

Durham Branch
530.879.3835

Gridley Branch
530.846.3323

Oroville Branch
530.538.7641

Paradise Branch
530.872.6320

Literacy Services
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