Libraries are back to regular hours and activities from Tuesday 22 September. Read more.

Computer classes

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

Elma Turner Library classes 9:3011:00am
Basic Internet Thursday, 15 October
Ebooks and audiobooks Thursday, 22 October
Social Media Thursday, 29 October
Tablets Thursday, 5 November
Research & Library databases Thursday, 12 November
Entertainment Apps Thursday, 19 November
Safety Online Thursday, 26 November
  • Booking is essential as class size is limited
  • Elma Turner Library classes are held in the Learning Centre
  • Please leave your name and contact number if you wish to be on a wait list
  • Classes are limited to 7 people at Elma Turner Library and 5-6 people at Stoke library except for the Tablets classes where use of your own device is preferred

Class info

Basic Internet on Library laptops

Access the web. Basic searching techniques and good websites to use.

Tablets

For all tablets users. A chance to learn a few tips, new apps & more on your own device.

Research Tools (for experienced internet users only)

Search for information from many sources in the ‘deep web’ not accessed by Google. The Libraries’ Research databases are explored.

eBooks/audiobooks

Download Libby and Borrow Box & start reading and listening to e-books and audiobooks for free with your library card.

Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and others –  Q & A session.

Entertainment Apps

Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Lightbox, Kanopy, Neon and other movie or music apps? Find out what you can use to watch TV/movies.


Classes are limited to 7 people at Elma Turner Library and 5 people at Stoke library except for the Tablets classes where use of your own device is preferred.

We also offer a free Device Advice service for anyone looking for help with their smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other technology related inquiries. 

Elma Turner Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3pm

Stoke Library: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-3pm