Technology and Education Center
The Technology and Education Center is located on the second-floor of the Orlando Public Library and includes the state-of-the art Melrose Center. The public area consists of 39 Dell/HP multimedia capable computers and one Mac from which patrons can access numerous software application and the Internet. All public computers are equipped with CD-RW drives.
The Library also has three classrooms where over 200 unique classes are taught by seasoned trainers. All classes are designed by experienced curriculum developers. These classes combine hands-on exercises with the goal of developing practical skills. Each classroom is equipped with student computers, two with PCs and one with Macs. To enhance instruction, each classroom has a 55-inch LCD TV. Classes are offered daily and cover a variety of useful topics.
Software applications available on the public computers and for classroom training include:
- Microsoft Word 2010*
- Microsoft Excel 2010*
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010*
- Microsoft Access 2010*
- Microsoft Publisher 2010*
- Microsoft Outlook 2010*
- Audacity for editing digital audio
- Adobe Reader
- Google Earth
- Google SketchUp
- GIMP for editing digital images
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Windows Media Player
- Photoshop and QuickBooks (Only available in classrooms for training purposes)
See individual branch locations for information about computers.