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.

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.


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


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

New Computer User Tutorial

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

Learn the Net

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

Teach Parents Tech

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

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

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

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

Good Typing

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

Top 10 Free Email Services

Read reviews of ten free email services online.

Free Online Email Accounts: Gmail

Make a free email account through Google.

Free Online Email Accounts: Yahoo Mail


Make a free email account through Yahoo.

Free Online Email Accounts: Hotmail/Outlook

Make a free email account through Microsoft.

Facebook 101

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

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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