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 digital learning tips below and subscribe to Digital Learning to receive Tech Tips in your inbox »

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Affordable Connectivity Program: Helping Families Connect

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

By Digital Learning Librarian Amy Hofmockel & Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program to help people afford internet services. If you ...
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Tech Tips: How to listen to audiobooks in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo In an earlier Tech Tips post, I shared tips and tricks on how to read ebooks and digital magazines on Libby with your smartphone or tablet ...
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Tech Tips: How to read ebooks & magazines in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Did you know that as an Oak Park Public Library cardholder you can access tens of thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks, and thousands ...
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Tech Tips: Computer Basics 101: The mouse

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Using a mouse seems simple, but did you know there are shortcuts built into many computer mice? In this post, you'll discover the different ...
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Tech Tips: How to connect to a wireless network

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel You may be in a cafe, out in Scoville Park, or at the library trying to access a public WiFi network, or connecting with ...
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Tech Tips: How to find a digital newspaper or magazine

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Your Oak Park Public Library card gives you access to thousands of digital newspapers and magazines. Different streaming apps like PressReader, Flipster, and Libby ...
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Tech Tips (Mobile Hotspot Series #3): Troubleshooting common issues

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Having issues with a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot you borrowed from the Oak Park Public Library? Sometimes you can have trouble despite having followed all ...
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Tech Tips (Mobile Hotspot Series #2): How to use a mobile hotspot

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel If you don’t have an internet connection at home you can borrow a mobile hotspot from the library! It will get you connected to ...
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