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 Consumer Reports

By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian Are you thinking about buying a new car, appliance, gadget, or literally anything else, but feeling overwhelmed or not sure where to ...
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Tech Tips: How to get started with PressReader

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Interested in a convenient way to read newspapers on your phone? With access to more than 7,000 publications from around the world ...
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Tech Tips: Basic digital security: How to create a strong password

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian It's so important to create strong passwords—and frequently update them—even though most websites have security measures in place to keep your personal information private ...
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Tech Tips: How to find a digital newspaper or magazine

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Your Oak Park Public Library card gives you access to thousands of digital newspapers and magazines. Different streaming apps like PressReader, Flipster, ...
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Tech Tips: How to copy & paste on your smartphone

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology You have likely used the copy and paste functions to move text on your computer, within a document or email, or from ...
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Tech Tips: 5 resources for spotting misinformation

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology In today’s media landscape, it can be challenging to sort through the constant flow of information and evaluate the accuracy of news ...
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Tech Tips: How to sign up for a Learning Lab

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian Looking for one-on-one help with a specific digital learning or technical topic? Sign up for an in-person Learning Lab appointment—available at all three library locations—and ...
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Tech Tips: How to use Burbio to find Oak Park events

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Looking for more ways to keep track of community events? is a free website and mobile app that puts multiple local government agencies and ...
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