Tech Tips

Learn basic tricks and shortcuts to use as you navigate the internet, apps, email, and more. In monthly blog posts and emails, library staff will share digital learning tips in a short, approachable, and easy-to-digest manner. See the latest below. Subscribe to have new Tech Tips emailed to you »

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Tech Tips: How to close, minimize & maximize windows on a computer

By Digital Learning Specialist Amelia Ever wondered what the buttons do at the top of your browser bar? Let's find out! Whether you're on a PC or a Mac, you'll ...
LinkedIn Learning on laptop

Tech Tips: Getting started with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Check out LinkedIn Learning FAQs » ...
Screenshot of audiobook player on Libby app

Tech Tips: How to listen to audiobooks in Libby

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology In an earlier Tech Tips post, I shared tips and tricks on how to read ebooks and digital magazines on Libby with ...
Screenshot of magazines available on Libby app

Tech Tips: How to read ebooks & magazines in Libby

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Did you know that as an Oak Park Public Library cardholder you can access tens of thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks, ...
Affordable Connectivity Program: ACP Wind-Down

The Affordable Connectivity Program is winding down: Here’s what you need to know

By Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology John Gargiulo A federally funded benefit program, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has offered a monthly benefit to eligible households to help with affordable ...
A computer desktop cluttered with files

Tech Tips: How to declutter your devices in 4 steps

By Creative Technology Librarian Amy Hofmockel Do you have a desktop covered in icons you don’t use? Are you interested in decluttering your digital workspace? Let's go over some basics ...
Creativebug logo on top of a table with a floral watercolor and painting supplies

Tech Tips: How to use Creativebug

Whether you are new to crafting or a seasoned master crafter, there is something for everyone on Creativebug. An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers, Creativebug features more than ...
Printing sign with QR code sitting in front of printers at the Main Library

Tech Tips: How to scan a QR code (plus, how to print from a smartphone at the library)

By Digital Learning Specialist Amelia You probably have seen them somewhere by now, black and white square or circular barcode images—known as QR codes (short for Quick Response codes)—on contactless ...