The library is pleased to welcome a new instructor of technology and computer classes. You can meet Librarian Sean McCarthy at his first class,  The class will be held at the 4th flor Forum on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm. Sean will be teaching Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Discover the business, software, technology and creative tutorials has to offer. From marketing to music lessons, learn how to find topics, follow learning paths and earn certification online using's videos and downloadable support material. 

To register for the Feb. 28 class, click here. 


Adult Learning Center from HelpNow

Live one-on-one coaching to improve your computer skills on MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also includes resume writing assistance and practice tests for the GED and U.S. Citizenship Test.

Atomic Training

Online video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Google™ Docs, iPad and more. First time users of Recorded Books databases will need to create an account.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses. View tutorial

Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You will be asked to Create a Profile using your Des Plaines library card. Use in Firefox or Chrome. View tutorial

Safari Technology e-books

Two Safari collections are included: Beginning Programming Library covers Java, C#, ASP.NET, MySQL, Ruby, Web development, gaming and more. Consumer Technology Library explores Microsoft office products, digital photography, social media, PC maintenance, the latest mobile gadgets and more.

eBook Public Library Collection (EBSCOhost)

With more than 41,000 e-books chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.