Guides for Common Tech Tasks

These resources from across the web will help you use and understand your technology. Whether you want a quick reference or to print copies to share with others, these materials will help you navigate your tech, step-by-step.

Create a Gmail e-mail
Follow this guide to set up your very own Gmail account.
Create a Mail.com e-mail
Follow this guide to set up your very own Mail.com e-mail account.
Create an Outlook e-mail
Follow this guide to set up your very own Outlook e-mail account.
Create a Yahoo! e-mail
Follow this guide to set up your very own Yahoo e-mail account.
Mac keyboard shortcuts
This document has a variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts for common tasks on Mac computers.
PC keyboard shortcuts
This document has a variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts for common tasks on PC computers.
Job Seeker Handbook
Looking for resources about starting your online job hunt? Look no further than our Job Seeker Handbook!
DigitalLearn Tech Skills Checklist
Check out this checklist of digital literacy skills from our partner site, DigitalLearn, and see how tech skills can build up.
Northstar Digital Literacy Standards
Check out this checklist of digital literacy skills from our partner site, Northstar, and see how tech skills can build up.
Senior Resources Sheet
From KCPL's Outreach team comes a pamphlet of senior resources and support!
Search Like a Pro
Want to make sure you're making the most of your online searching? Use this guide to help you navigate the Internet!
Internet-To-Go Initiative
How to connect to the internet with the WiFi hotspot you checked out from the Kansas City Public Library.
Facebook for Business
Create and manage a Facebook page for your business or nonprofit.
Online Scams during COVID
Learn about common scams, espcially those that try to target older adults during the coronavirus pandemic.
PC keyboard shortcuts
This document has a variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts for common tasks on PC computers.
Online Safety Tips
Protect your personal information with these best practices safety steps.
WiFi Hotspot FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the Library's hotspots and check out program.
How Do I...Zoom?
Use this guide to learn how to enter a Zoom room and modify the settings of your call.
Technology Dictionary
Need a refresher on your technology vocab? Check out our ever-growing dictionary list!
Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Need to figure out how to use a wi-fi hotspot? This checklist explains it quickly.
Four Steps to Landing a Job Interview
Use this easy checklist to chart your way into landing a new job!