& Computer Basics

Today’s economic climate is ever changing and workers and employers have to adapt to working and providing services in new digital ways. Moreno Valley is committed to providing residents with free virtual resources to help you advance your career or grow your business. Use these resources to help you find your next career, explore local jobs, and find resources for new business opportunities.



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New to Using Computers?
If you are new to using computers, then you will want to review some free online tutorials that cover the basics.  An excellent place to start is the GCF Learn Free website.  This site has tutorials that cover an understanding of computer hardware, what various buttons and ports do on a computer, the difference between different types of computers, understanding how to start using a computer, staying safe on the Internet, and many more helpful topics.

Learning the Windows Operating System
When you are ready to understand all that the Windows operating system can help you with, then you may want to use the tutorials on the Home and Learn website.  The tutorials review how to perform many common tasks like changing your screen background, the Windows 10 Start Menu, voice search, appropriate privacy settings, and many other topics.

Learning How to Code
If you want to start learning how to program (code) or learn about spreadsheets and word processors, then Home and Learn is the website for you.  Each tutorial is targeted for the beginner and will help you understand computers so that you can use them to your advantage.



Need a Computer?

The City of Moreno Valley is partnering with the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County to distribute refurbished computers to those who need assistance.  The program is called Tech for Success. 

Program Requirements

  • Household income must be less than 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • Applicants must take two online workshops to prepare for success online. 

Learn more about the workshop topics and income requirements on the Tech for Success Guidelines.

To request a free computer, download the application form and send your completed form to Monica Santana from CAP at or by calling 951.955.4900

You can also mail the application to:
Community Action Partnership
2038 Iowa Ave., Suite B101, Riverside, CA 92507

All CAP programs can be viewed at the CAP Riverside website.

Tech for Success is an ongoing program and the availability of computers fluctuates, so submit your application soon for the best opportunity to receive a free computer.

Free MV Library Resources

The Moreno Valley Public Library has a searchable, online calendar of all their programs; many of the programs are online.

Technology Center/Maker Space (coming soon) equipment featuring:

  • Ultimaker 3D Printers
  • VexRobotics
  • Oculus Quest Virtual Reality
  • Arduino

Online 3D design tools for 3D printers:

eBooks and Resources


Join Coursera for free and learn online. Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM. Contact the Moreno Valley Library for a free subscription. Supplies are limited.

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eBooks and eZines

The Library has a number of Free eBooks and eZines available to library card holders.
The Library’s eResources include these online tests, magazine articles, digital audio books:

  • Brainfuse
  • Cloud Library*
  • Free Driving Permit Tests
  • Tuition Funding Sources
  • VetNow
  • Biblioboard
  • Enki*
  • The New York Times
  • TumbleBooks*

*Some resources offered through the Moreno Valley Public Library require a library card. Library cards are free to City residents.

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Free Internet Resources

Below is a list of resources available on the Internet that are free.  Some links are for online classes; others are for technology clubs or organizations that will help you learn.