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Champaign Public Library

200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820
Free. Offers computer use.
Tech volunteer hours: Volunteer hours vary - call ahead to check availability
Book-a-Librarian: Make an appointment with Adult Services for one-on-one instruction in basic computer skills such as filling out job applications, using email and social media and downloading ebooks.
Tech Workshops: The library offers computer and tablet workshops. Check for available workshops.

Champaign Public Library – Douglass Branch

504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820
Free. Offers computer use. Get help with your questions about the internet, email, resumes, and more.  Call ahead to check availability.

Illinois workNet Center

1307 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
Free. Offers computer use. Structured classes open to individuals with little or no computer experience are offered. A computer lab with free internet access is open to the public during the center's open hours M-F 8:30-5 pm and an online computer skills self-assessment and tutorials for beginning, intermediate, and tech-savvy computer users are available through their website.

Parkland College

2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL  61821
Fee based.
Community Technology Center: Non-credit courses on computer basics and Microsoft Office. (Contact Tammy Kesler to register: 217/351-2506 or Also offers internet basics and web design. (Contact Eric Springer  to register: Open to the general  public. Both courses offer flexible scheduling and are available either on campus or online.
Community Education: Beginning and intermediate courses covering basic computer skills, email and file organization are available. Courses meet four times and range  from $50 to $65 for each course. Check Parkland's online "Non-credit class/workshop" catalog for current registration deadlines, schedules, and fees.

Salt and Light

1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
Free. Offers computer lab and basic instruction by appointment. M-S 9-3 pm . From 3-5 pm Computer lab access is granted for children ages  8 to 16.

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

202 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Free. Offers help to remove viruses, fix a computer that doesn't start, or even just answer questions. Outside of the Sunday drop-in hours, call or email to leave a message with your name, contact information, and computer question. Volunteers will respond back with an answer. Computer Help Desk drop-in hours: Sundays, 2-4  pm.
Offers community education course in computers, keyboarding, and Microsoft office. Courses are available to anyone in Urbana, Champaign, and surrounding communities who is 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a regular school program. Register in-person or over the phone.

The Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801
Free. Offers computer use. Learn how to search the internet, send email, manage and save files, create and print documents, and more.
Tech Volunteer Hours: Urbana Free Library Flex-n-Gate Computer Center (201 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801)  .  Please call ahead to check availability. 

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