SteppingUP - Free Computer Courses


SteppingUP classes will return in late June.

Let us help you unravel the mysteries of using a computer - and it won't cost you a cent.

LogoSteppingUP is a national digital literacy initiative developed by the 2020 Communications Trust.

The programme provides a number of modules of computer and internet training using standard software applications to build partipants' skills and confidence. Each module takes two hours to complete and is designed to stand alone.

All classes are free.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum registrations are not reached.

If you are interested in any of the courses below and the dates and times don't work for you, please contact us.

Registering for courses:

You can register at or ask a library staff member next time you visit the library.

When registering, select Courses - Nelson Marlborough - Upcoming courses Nelson-Marlborough region.

You'll see that courses are being offered at Marlborough and Nelson Libraries as well as Tasman District Libraries. Make sure you only register for the courses being run in Tasman District.


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Digital photos

This course will help you manage and share your photos from your camera.

Learn how to:

  • Transfer photos from your digital camera to a computer
  • Share your digital photos with family and friends

Participants need to bring to this course:

  • Digital camera and USB cable
  • USB memory stick
  • Facebook login details (not essential)

Friday 23 February

10.00am-12.00 noon


Learn how to create and use a Facebook account.

This course includes:

  • Creating a Facebook account
  • Posting to your wall
  • Accepting and sending friend requests
  • Sending private messages
  • Privacy


  • Participants must have a current email account to participate in this class.  Don't forget to bring your email username and password

Friday 23 March

10.00am-12.00 noon

Internet basics

Learn how to access the web and how to use the Google search engine for finding information on the internet.

This course includes:

  • Understanding common terms on the internet
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google Images
  • Google searching tips and tricks


  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 1 March

10.00am-12.00 noon

Photo Books

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a Photobook ready for printing.

This course is about:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the Photo book ready for printing


  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during the lesson

Thursday 15 March

10.00am-12.00 noon


Learn how to use Pinterest.  Find inspiration for hobbies, arts and crafts, parties, parades and much more. 

Pinterest is a smorgasboard of creative ideas.

This course includes:

  • Creating a Pinterest account
  • Creating a board
  • Searching for ideas


  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Email address and password

Friday 9 March

10.00am-12.00 noon