Tech 4 U

Technology is everywhere today, and getting help can be frustrating when you don't know where to turn.  Tech 4 U brings together the library's tech-related resources to help when you need to: 

  • Set up eBooks and digital media on your personal device.
  • Take a computer or tech-related class at the library or online.
  • Make your own digital creations at the library's makerspaces.
  • Get personal help with a technology-related issue.

Setting up Digital Download Services

Irving Public Library offers digital book, audiobook, magazine, video and music services. Get started with downloading apps and following step-by-step instructions by selecting the type of device you own:

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Taking a Computer or Tech-Topic Course

Online Classes

Take classes at your own pace using these library-provided online services. 

DigitalLearn.org if you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, this website has short tutorials to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. 

LearningExpress Library offers basic classes for computer applications from Adobe, Corel and Microsoft Office. Set up a username and password to track your progress. 

Lynda.com hosts a constantly growing video library with over 6,000 courses covering business, design, web development and multimedia skills, as well as software applications and computer programming languages. From basic to advanced courses, students can earn certificates of completion they can post to a LinkedIn profile. 

Creating Stuff at Library Makerspaces

Irving libraries host two locations with labs for making digital and real-space items. Usage of the spaces require an orientation session, and signing a license agreement and release form. 

The South Irving Library's MIY Zone, located on the first floor, has Mac and PCs workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and other programs), as well as digital camera, video camera, lighting equipment, professional audio microphone, audio mixer, 3-D printer and sewing machine.  Contact the MIY Zone coordinator to set up an orientation session.

Valley Ranch Library's Green Room has a PC workstation with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, digital and video cameras, lighting equipment, professional audio microphone and boom, and collaborate digital table. Contact the Green Room coordinator to set up an orientation session.

Library Tech Tutor

Get help with your technology tasks. One-on-one sessions are available to help you with computer and tablet basics, MS Office, Internet, email basics, social media, and computer learning resources. Learn how to use our library digital download services and language databases.

Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Drive
(972)721-2606

Mondays 6 to 8:30 p.m.
West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Rd.
(972)721-2691

Tuesdays 4 to 6 p.m.
South Irving Library
601 Schulze Drive
(972)721-2606

Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m.
East Branch Library
440 S. Nursery Road
(972)721-3722

Assistance provided by appointment (fill out this form) or on a drop-in basis. Appointment reservations will get priority at the beginning of the hour for every Tech Tutor session. You may bring your own device.

NOTE: We are unable to provide hardware assistance, troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, and/or take apart or replace physical parts on a device.