Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Free In-Person Resources for Online Students in Arizona

Submitted by the Rio Salado College Counseling Department

Online students often seek face-to-face resources to assist with specific computer-related questions, such as learning the basics of how to use a computer; how to type or enhance their typing skills, at little to no cost. The public libraries throughout the Phoenix area have these specific resources and many additional services, which are all complimentary to anyone interested. 

The Maricopa County Library District has workshops with one-on-one computer assistance on topics such as how to use the new Windows 8 software, or how to download e-books to any reading device. To locate and sign up for the valuable resources available through the Maricopa County Library District, go to www.mcldaz.org and click on Calendar of Events. 

The left-hand side of the Maricopa County Library District homepage will display the link Our Libraries & Hours, to search for a specific branch in your area and the events at that particular location. Additionally, the Phoenix Public Library has similar events, as well as, helpful information sessions such as tax preparation and health insurance enrollment. For more information on the Phoenix Public Library’s free services go to www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org and click on Calendar.