Handy Tech Manuals

Takoma Park Library

Handy Tech Manuals

Guides to getting started

Whether you're starting out with the basics of a new operating system or curious about a particular digital application, we've got the tech manuals to help!
Below are selected titles to help you get started. Copies are available to check out from the library system.

Microsoft Office for Seniors for Dummies by Faithe Wempen
In this handy guide for seniors, take a tour of Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint and learn how they work. You'll get helpful tips and pointers for making the most of these four common Microsoft programs. Troubleshooting common problems is also covered. The book covers Office 2021 (desktop) and Office 365 (web) suite.

Teach Yourself Visually: Google Workspace by Guy Hart-Davis
New to using Google Workspace applications? This book is your introduction. You'll start with how to set up an account and how to use Google on a mobile device. Learn about Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more! You'll get step by step instructions and helpful tips using each program. Full color illustrations accompany the text.

Windows 11 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone
It's here: Windows 11!  But how does it work? In this book, take a tour of Windows 11, learn about the changes, programs and apps, connecting to the internet, customization, and more. Helpful tips are provided throughout the book. Black and white illustrations accompany the text. Troubleshooting and using Windows 11 for laptops and tablets are included.

Cryptocurrency All-in-One for Dummies by Kiana Danial et al.
What's cryptocurrency and how it does work?  In this comprehensive book, learn about Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, investing, mining, and more. Find out what you should and shouldn't do with investing and running your own cryptocurrency business. Black and white graphics and illustrations accompany the text.

Find these and more handy tech manuals on our shelves!
~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian