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”

10/2 Using Google Calendar for Appointments and Reminders
10/16 Web Browsers for Computers and Smartphones: Windows vs. Tabs
10/23 Intro to Twitter
10/30 Intro to Instagram
11/6 Websites to help you make and send electronic Holiday cards
11/13 Save money & time when shopping online: Using Honey Browser Extension
11/20 Backing up your Smartphone: iPhone
11/27 Backing up your Smartphone: Android
12/4 Free Streaming Music web sites
12/11 Alternative Phone Calling services
12/18 Bookmarking Websites

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