Resources

Public Computer Labs/Free Computer Classes

Seattle Public Library

(Library Services Number: 206-386-4636)

http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/classes-and-learning-for-adults/computer-classes (Computer Classes @ Central Library)

http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/classes-and-learning-for-adults/digital-creativity-classes (Digital Creativity Classes @ Central Library)

http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events#/?i=3 (Calendar of Events for Tech Help @ Various Locations)

The Seattle Public Library offers a variety of free computer classes for a range of skill levels. In Computer Classes offered at the Central Library you can learn how to use the computer, internet, email, and Microsoft Office. There are also Digital Creativity Classes where you can learn how to use Adobe software, create and manage webpages, and use digital cameras. These classes are open to the public and no registration is required. However, due to space limitation, arrive early in order to ensure a spot in the class. You may use the public computers even if you do not plan to attend a class. Free wireless access is available as well. A Tech Help course is offered at many locations and offers up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Some locations offer support in languages besides English. Registration for Tech Help is required, so make sure you call the location you prefer to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions you can call (206) 368-4636 or the number for your local branch.

King County Library System

https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=types:(567990aa9fdb8abb6200c819)

KCLS also offers free computer classes to the public to the areas surrounding Seattle (ie. Bellevue, Des Moines, Auburn, Burien, etc.). Some locations offer free one-on-one computer/technology classes, classes on Microsoft Office, the internet, tablet use, and email. The link takes you to the events calendar that displays which courses are offered.

Federal Way Senior Center

http://www.federalwayseniorcenter.org/computer-classes.html

  Federal Way Senior Center has a classroom that offers instruction to adults in the South King and North Pierce counties. You can drop-in on Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm or schedule to attend a class by calling (253) 838-3604 or emailing srctf.tutors@gmail.com . 

Greenwood Senior Center

https://www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/classes/

The Greenwood Senior Center has a few one-on-one technology mentoring programs open to seniors. There is computer support for seniors that is free ($5 suggested donation) and available by appointment only. Call (206) 386-4636 to schedule an appointment.

Wallingford Senior Center

https://wallingfordseniors.org/programs/

The Wallingford Senior Center offers one-on-one computer help M-F by appointment. Call (206) 461-7825 for more information about programs.

Sound Generations @ Central Area Senior Center

(Contact: 206-726-4926)

https://centralareasrcenter.org/activities/classes/

Sound Generations offers a free computer class on Wednesdays 1-2pm at the Central Area Senior Center. You can learn basic computer skills such as typing, Microsoft Word, email, and more.

 

For other Free Public Computer Labs in Seattle:

https://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/internet-access/free-access-to-computers-and-the-internet

There is a link on this page to a list of free public computer labs in the greater Seattle area. To ensure that the hours stated are up-to-date, call the lab of interest to confirm hours of operation.  

 

 

Other Resources:

 

DSHS

www.dshs.wa.gov/Share
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) oversees the social services provided to the citizens of Washington State.

 

Asian Counseling & Referral Service 

www.acrs.org/
Address:  3639 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA98144
Phone: :  (206) 695-7600 
Transit:   Martin L King Jr Way S & S Walden St

 

Horn Of Africa Services

www.hoas.org/
Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) is a multi-lingual, multicultural nonprofit organization offering individual and family counseling and referral services.

   

 InterConnection 

www.interconnection.org/
InterConnection offers charitable computer reuse and recycling services. Free data wiping, pick-ups and recycling.