Helpful Books

This is just a small sample of the types of items you can check out with your DeKalb County Public Library card. Feel free to ask staff to help you find other titles.

If you’re browsing the shelves inside a branch, many computer-related books (from beginner to advanced) are in the 004-006 range of the non-fiction section. Most books about typing have call numbers that begin with 652.3. In branches that have separate Adult Basic Education sections, you may also find computer-related and typing books shelved together with other materials that have "LEA" in front of the call numbers.

The Basics

Go! Basic Computer concepts: Getting started

by Shelley Gaskin and Diane M. Coyle

The primary goal of GO! with Computer Concepts Getting Started is to introduce students to basic computer concepts. Definition and discussion of computer types, hardware, software, network types and safe computing practices. Ideal for students and others seeking a conclusive introduction to computer concepts.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing!

by Lawrence W. Erickson

Teaches proper key reaches for the letter keys, top-row keys and symbols. Includes a variety of drills that increase speed and accuracy.

Teach Yourself Visually PCs

by Elaine J. Marmel

PCs made easy for visual learners Beginning computer users who want to see visually how things are done will learn quickly and easily with this full-color, step-by-step guide. Screen shots show clearly what you will see at each step, and numbered instructions guide you through dozens of common PC tasks.

PCs All-in-One for Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

A perfect companion for your PC! Whether you use your PC for work or play, there's a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide. Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools in Office 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance, upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming.

Office 2013 Simplified

by Elaine J. Marmel

Discover just how easy it is to get up to speed with Office 2013! The self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap, from basic features to keeping notes and working with databases.

Teach Yourself Visually Office 2013

by Elaine J. Marmel

Learn the new Microsoft Office suite the easy, visual way Microsoft Office 2013 is a power-packed suite of office productivity tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher. This easy-to-use visual guide covers the basics of all six programs, with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots showing what you should see at each step.

Office 2010 Demystified

by Karin Rex

It's EASIER than ever to get started with Microsoft Office 2010! Navigate your way around the Microsoft Office 2020 suite without getting lost in too many details. Microsoft Office 2010 Demystified shows you the ropes and explains the new, handy, and most popular functions of each application.

Teach Yourself Visually Office 2010

by Kate Shoup

If you learn better with visual instructions, this full-color guide is just what you need. Covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Publisher, this book is filled with step-by-step instructions and full-color screen shots that show you exactly what you'll see at each step.

The Unoffiical Guide to Office 2007

by Paul McFedries

This 700+ page reference is a tremendous value and provides smart tips and cool insider secrets to help users make the most of Office 2007.

Last updated: November 29, 2014