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 or visiting any of the Libraries.

Elma Turner Library classes 9:3011:00am
Tablets Thursday, 5 August
Introduction to genealogy Thursday, 12 August
Ancestry Library Thursday, 19 August
FamilySearch Thursday, 26 August
Ebooks and audiobooks Thursday, 2 September
Te Reo introductory Thursday, 9 September
Online safety Thursday, 16 September
Research Thursday, 23 September
Living online Thursday, 30 September
Stoke Library classes
Online Safety for Whanau Friday, 25th June - 11am-12pm
More classes and dates coming soon  
  • 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

Online Safety

Learn how to stay safe, spot a scam and protect yourself online.


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.


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

Living Online

Learn how to pay your rates, do banking, shop, play games and communicate with friends and family online.

Safety Online for Whanau

We will share a variety of resources and point you to reliable online information to guide you through what can be a challenging space to navigate with your family. Bring your questions and concerns.

Device Advice

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


  • Tuesday — 2pm
  • Thursday  2pm


  • Tuesday — 2pm
  • Wednesday  2pm


  • Friday — 2pm

Book a Librarian

We are available for a 45 minute session in person, through Zoom or over the phone. This could be on anything from computer skills, applying for work, research, using your device, family history, or any other burning question you have. Get in touch or fill out the online form to book a spot today.