Computers & Information Technology

Online video tutorials through Niche Academy
At Waimakariri Libraries you will find
  • 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.
  • Tech Help. Drop-in technology help sessions. Bring your own device or use our computers - help with email, library apps, and more.
  • 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.
Other places to learn about computers

Classes and courses

  • Ara Institute offers free computing classes for adults at Rangiora High School
  • Seniornet provides dropin sessions and some classes

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

Online safety

Netsafe has tips and plans to keep safe yourself and family safe online.