Digital Inclusion Week is an annual campaign that recognizes local digital inclusion organizations and special events that promote digital equity across the country. The aim of this campaign is to recognize organizations that build inclusion by providing computer training, media literacy, affordable devices, or internet access to communities. Here at the LaPorte County Public Library, we strive to provide you with access to a variety of resources.
Did you know that with your library card you can check out wi-fi hotspots? These are perfect for if your home internet is down temporarily, or if you need to work in an area that doesn’t have an internet connection. Visit any branch to check one out! Check availability ahead of time or reserve in advance by searching for “hotspot” in our online catalog.
Computer Skills courses
Through our website you can access a variety of online courses (for free) that include a variety of computer skills classes. These include courses on Microsoft office, Gmail, Google Docs, internet Basics, and Computer Skills. Check out the Learn tab on our home page or click here for more information!
Research and Online learning
Click here to discover all of the resources we can provide for online research and learning. Some of these include resources on business, college, employment, genealogy, health and wellness, and more!
ebooks, Audiobooks, eMagazines, streaming video, and more!
With your library card you have access to a wide variety of online media! Visit our website and navigate to the Books & E-Media tab to view all the different E-Media providers we offer. Visit https://laportelibrary.kanopy.com/ to get free access to 10 films a month.
Have you heard of the new Exchange building across the street from the Main branch? In the Makerspace you will find computers, tablets, laptops, and Macbooks available for use by La Porte County residents! These devices have access to software that allows you to record and edit video and audio, 3D model, design graphics, and more! Visit the Exchange page on our website for more information!
Computer Access and Printing
Need to complete some work or a project? Bring your own laptop or tablet and use our free wi-fi! Our wi-fi is accessible inside our branches and our parking lots.
Don’t have your own device? Check out one of our chromebooks available at any branch! Find information about availability and reserve a chromebook through our online catalog. You can also take advantage of the many online resources we offer by visiting one of our branches to access a computer or printer! Click here for more information about our printing services.
For more information about the NDIA and National Digital Inclusion Week visit their website.