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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 BYO Thursday, 25 February
Ebooks and audiobooks Thursday, 4 March
Social media and entertainment apps Thursday, 11 March
Be prepared in 2021 Thursday, 18 March
Research using library databases Thursday, 25 March
Identifying fake news and scams Thursday, 1 April
Heritage research Thursday, 8 April
Stoke Library classes 8:15am
Internet basics 1 Tuesday, 2March
Internet basics 2 Tuesday, 9 March
Heritage research Tuesday, 23 March
Safety online for Whānau Friday, 26 March, 11:00am
  • 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.


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.

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.

Be prepared in 2021

Make any possible lockdown easier by learning how to shop online, download free e-books and audiobooks through the library, play online games and communicate with family & friends.

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