Tech Help

In Person Tech Help

Whether it's your smartphone, tablet or laptop, we provide one-on-one customized assistance to answer your questions. Please call your local branch to request an appointment. 

Topics We Can Help With*

  • Basic computer use
  • Troubleshooting issues on your personal device
  • Downloading e-books or audiobooks
  • Creating email accounts
  • Getting started with social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) 
  • Navigating online forms and applications 
  • Using our online learning resources like LinkedIn Learning, Universal Class and more 

Virtual Tech Help

VBPL offers virtual Tech Help appointments using WebEx, a web-based video conferencing system that enables audio, video, and text-based communication in an online "meeting room." During your appointment, we can share our computer screen with you AND you can share the screen on your computer or mobile device with us. This means you can see what we’re demonstrating on our computer and vice versa as needed.
What You’ll Need
  • Computer, laptop, desktop or mobile device
    • Mobile devices will need the WebEx app
  • Audio using one of the following:
    • Computer’s microphone
    • External microphone such as through a webcam or headset
    • Your phone - call in (consider your phone plan; charges may apply)
  • Video using one of the following:
    • Built-in camera on your laptop or mobile device
    • External webcam
Topics We Can Help With*
The types of questions we can help with via a virtual Tech Help appointment include:
  • Microsoft Office questions and issues
  • Help with using email
  • Troubleshooting library-provided apps such as Libby and Hoopla
  • Assistance with basic operation of mobile devices

Additional Help Options

Computer classes​​ are also available on a variety of topics.  Please refer to our online calendar for information on upcoming classes. Or try one of the many free video tutorials through LinkedIn Learning​ - accessible with your VBPL library account and PIN!

*Please note staff are not able to assist with computer viruses, performance issues, or hardware maintenance.​ ​​​​

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