Digital Navigators

Increasing digital inclusion and skill-building.

October 4 - 8 is Digital Inclusion Week in the City of Saint Paul

Mayor Melvin Carter has declared Monday, October 4th, 2021, through Friday, October 8th, 2021, as Digital Inclusion Week in the City of Saint Paul to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.

Need help with technology?

Connect with one of the Library’s digital navigators for free at 651-266-5838.

Digital navigators work one-on-one with community members, serving as an on-ramp to increased digital inclusion and to improved access to library resources, services, and programs.

Digital Navigators:

  • Secure reliable internet at home
  • Access low-cost devices like a laptop, tablet, and smartphone
  • Provide tech support
  • Provide referrals to digital literacy and programs that build skills
  • Build or improve  digital skillsand job training support
  • Provide referrals to government and community resources

This program is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants to States program.

Classes and Resources

Computers & Technology Classes

Digital Navigator Resources

Northstar Basic Computer Skills

A self-guided, online set of assessments that show your ability to perform basic computer skills essential to employment.

Learn New Skills with LinkedIn Learning

Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere. Free with your library card.

Cell-Ed

With Cell-Ed, your cell phone becomes your teacher! Study anytime on your phone, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with 3–5 minute lessons.

Borrow the Internet

Saint Paul residents can check out a wireless internet hotspot for free, high-speed Internet service.

Stay Connected

, opens a new windowThe Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, opens a new window is a temporary FCC Program that provides discounts on broadband service and device for qualified households.

Visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org, opens a new window to learn more about the discounts, eligibility, and how to apply.

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