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 use Creativebug

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Whether you are new to crafting or a seasoned master crafter, there is something for everyone on Creativebug. An inspirational resource for ...
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 ...
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Tech Tips: How to use the scanner at the library

By Health & Senior Services Librarian Rose Barnes Did you know? You can scan documents for free at any Oak Park library location. Scan equipment is available on the Main ...
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Tech Tips (Smartphone Series): How do I share this? Identifying the share icon

By Amy Hofmockel, Creative Technology Librarian When using apps or programs you may come across an image, article, or link that you want to share with someone else. You could ...
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Tech Tips: How to use keyboard shortcuts (beyond cut, copy & paste)

By Digital Learning Specialist Amelia You might be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts to copy, cut, and paste (and if you're not, check step-by-step instructions on how to use these ...
Media Preservation Station

Tech Tips: Introducing the Media Preservation Station

By Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology John Gargiulo Have VHS tapes, cassette tapes, or film negatives you’d like to digitize and preserve? The library’s new Media Preservation Station has equipment to help you ...
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Tech Tips (Smartphone Series): How to find the menu in an app

By Amy Hofmockel, Creative Technology Librarian When using apps and programs it can sometimes be hard to figure out how to access the menu. It can seem like the icons ...
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Tech Tips: What is a URL?

By Amelia, Digital Learning Specialist Have you ever wondered what the letters “URL” mean or seen the phrase “follow this link for more information”? Maybe you’ve seen a URL or ...

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