Tech Support for Seniors

The Chelmsford Library is happy to cater to the needs of our senior patrons. Please contact us at 978-256-5521 with specific concerns or questions.

Tech Training

  • One-on-One Sessions – Our Reference Staff works with patrons individually to help with specific problems (like creating a resume, troubleshooting unusual errors) or for more general topics (learning Microsoft Word, basic introduction to the internet). Make an appointment at or 978-256-5521 x1211.
  • Tech Talks – Monthly presentations on a tech topic – it could be instructive (how to get the most out of Excel), explaining a tech trend (what Bitcoin is all about), or general tech information (the basics of computer lingo). Check out the schedule of upcoming Tech Talks
  • Drop-In Help – Call us or stop by the Reference Desk on the lower level of the Library any time for in-person help!

Helpful Resources

  • Common Scams that Target the Elderly – From, this is a list of examples and explanations of how scams work and ways to protect against them.
  • Common Sense Media – Reviews of apps, movies and games for children
  • News & Media Evaluation – Chelmsford Public Library’s guide to evaluating bias and false reporting, including fake news, so that you can make informed decisions.
  • TechBoomers – Free articles that teach people how to use technology to make their lives easier (and more fun!)


Tech Tip: You can increase text size on most websites very easily. On the keyboard…

Hold Down Press What Happens
Ctrl + Makes text bigger
Ctrl Makes text smaller
Ctrl 0 Restores text to default size
Note: Pressing + more than once will continue to make text bigger

Online Tutorials

  • These technology tutorials will help you learn more about computers and technology, from basics to more specific or advanced topics:

Contact Us!

If you need help with tech questions, our Reference Staff can help! We offer both Tech Training sessions each month, and One-on-One appointments at your convenience. Call us at 978-256-5521 x1211 for details.