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Technology and Education Center

Technology and Education Center second floor

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
  • GanttProject
  • Google Earth
  • Google SketchUp
  • GIMP for editing digital images
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • PHUN
  • Scratch
  • Scribus
  • Windows Media Player
  • Photoshop and QuickBooks (Only available in classrooms for training purposes)

Mac Classes:
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • iPhoto

See individual branch locations for information about computers.

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