22 Jul, 2024


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Plano Public Library offers access to a variety of devices and software for digital creation and personal development. With online learning courses, video guides, and technology programs, your Plano Public Library card opens the door to learning from beginners to advanced users.

Getting Started
View a tutorial on how to use Zoom in upcoming virtual programs and access additional information including Zoom FAQs.
Overdrive & Libby
Learn how to access over 50,000 eBook and eAudiobook titles using the Overdrive website or Libby app.
Gain mobile access to 22 popular magazine titles, including current and back issues. Download issues for offline reading.
Learn about video streaming available from a browser, mobile device or smart TV. Get instant access to 30,000+ films, including acclaimed documentaries, educational films, classics and new releases.
Learn how to download and login to the app or to browse online. Get instant access to 2,000+ newspapers and 4,000+ magazines in 60 languages.

Library Tech
Computer & More
Access computers, WiFi, printers, scanners and more with your library card.
3D Printing
Attend classes introducing computer assisted design and print your own models using library 3D printers. Learn more about how to submit a design and view our class schedule. 
Digital Creation Spaces
Learn more about audio/visual equipment and software available in the tech-focused spaces at Haggard, Harrington and Parr Libraries. 

Plano Learns & Tech Tips
Discover blog posts covering a wide range of technology topics and filled with online resources:
3D Design 
Photoshop 101 
Blogging with Blogger 
Technology Training
Skills for success in today’s marketplace certainly include an understanding of digital tools. Plano Public Library offers a variety of resources supporting the development of technical skills. 
Virtual Classes
Visit the Plano Online Activities Calendar to find upcoming programs. Check out the Plano Public Library YouTube Channel for recorded programs.
LinkedIn Learning: Access online training courses that cover a variety of topics including business, design, web development, soft skills and software. Choose multi-course learning paths or select specific videos that meet your needs. 
EBSCO Computer Source: Access the latest information and current trends in high technology. Read full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. 
Request an appointment with a librarian for a 30 minute session of one-on-one help covering a variety topics. Assistance with computer skills, reading suggestions, in-depth research or help with new technology are a few examples of how we can help. 
External Resources
GCFLearnFree.org: Access free self-paced tutorials on over 200 topics including Microsoft Office, email, browsers, and computer operating systems. This resource is a great starting point for beginner computer users. 
Coursera: Access free courses and guided projects provided by top universities and leading industry companies such as Duke, Stanford, Autodesk and Cisco. Affordable professional certification and degree programs are also available. 
Edx.org: Access free courses with options for paid certificates provided by top universities and leading industry organizations such as Harvard, Purdue, IBM and Google. Affordable learning programs are also available. 
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