Our public computer lab offers public drop-in and member drop-in hours, as well as educational programs

At CCTV we strongly believe that providing the tools to create media enhances citizens' ability to participate in civic life. In 1996, CCTV opened computerCENTRAL, a state-of-the art community technology center, to accomplish this goal. Now located in the heart of Central Square at 438 Massachusetts Ave., CCTV offers dozens of hours of individualized drop-in computer help each week. Skilled and friendly CCTV interns are available during every lab session. Users can receive hands-on help with their computer needs, including the basics of getting on the internet, word-processing, graphic design, video editing, web media, and much more. On this page, you will find information about our hours, special programs, and other community media & technology opportunities for CCTV members. A map of other public computing facilities in Cambridge can be found here.

Some of CCTV's Special Computer Programs:
Computers for 50+
Mondays from 1PM - 3PM
Thursdays from 1PM - 3PM
These drop-in hours provide individuals age 50+ with one-on-one instruction. Click here to learn more about our technology training programs for older adults.

Computers 50+ Monday Mini-Lesson Schedule SUMMER 2018

7/2- Google Reviews
7/9- Finding Discounts to Boston Events
7/16- Listening to Audiobooks Using Audible
7/23- Voice Controlled Internet Devices: Amazon Echo
7/30- Unsubscribing From Emails
8/6- Apps to Find Your Mobile Phone
8/13- Privacy Browsing
8/20- Google Searches to Solve Tech Problems
8/27- Making Your Internet Searches More Productive
9/10- What Is This 2-Step Verification?!
9/17- Listening to Your Favorite Radio Stations Online
9/24- How to Fill In Online Forms

Edit Help
Thursdays from 6PM - 9PM
CCTV members with Production Contracts may receive basic to advanced editing help from Interns.