Tech Tips

Learn basic tricks and shortcuts to use as you navigate the internet, apps, email, and more. In biweekly 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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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Helping Families Connect

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a program to help people struggling to afford internet services during the pandemic. If you qualify, the EBB ...
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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 Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » Having issues with a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot you borrowed from the Oak Park Public Library? Sometimes ...
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Tech Tips (Mobile Hotspot Series #2): How to use a mobile hotspot

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » If you don’t have an internet connection at home you can borrow a mobile hotspot from ...
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Tech Tips (Mobile Hotspot Series #1): What is a mobile hotspot?

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » Don’t have an internet connection at home? Want to use your mobile devices—smartphones, laptops, and more—on ...
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Tech Tips: How to find the menu in an app

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » When using apps and programs it can sometimes be hard to figure out how to access ...
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Tech Tips: Navigating Google search results, spotting ads

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » Advertisements are all over the internet these days, and while some are helpful, some add clutter, ...
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