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 for 50+” Summer 2017 Monday Mini-Lesson Schedule”

7/10 -Make Your Internet Searches More Productive
7/17 –Understanding Your Browser Settings
7/24 -Unsubscribe from Emails
7/31 -Discover and Join Local Activities Using
8/07 -Find Things To Do Around Boston With Event Web Sites
8/14 -Explore Trip Destinations On A Budget
8/21 -Find Discounts To Boston Arts And Culture Events With BOSTIX
8/28 –Finding Tutoring Services Online
9/11 -Read Magazines For Free Online With Your Cambridge Library Card
9/18 -Using Task Rabbit to Complete Errands
9/25 - How to Hire Home Services Safely

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