Register online by clicking the links above or the buttons to the right.
Questions? Call 201-670-5600x130 or email
Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates
Test your digital literacy, build you skills, track your progress and earn certificates of completion, useful for success in employment, higher education and life.
RPL is proud to be an official testing center for Northstar, offering access to their high quality, nationwide certificate program for digital skills.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgewood Library
Want to know if a computer class is right for you? These FREE Northstar assessments make it easy.
Simply follow these steps and you'll be ready to go:
Click on the logo to go to Northstar's website OR go to digitalliteracyassessment.org, select the green Take an Assessment button and Type in the Location code (RRNR)
Enter your First and Last name
If want to save your score and access practice modules, email to set up a Learner's account
Select the assessment you want to take
Looking to earn a certificate?
Certificates are a great way to display and document your digital skills for potential or current employers.
These can be earned only via proctored assessments at testing locations such as the Ridgewood Library.
To request a proctor, please call 201-670-5600x130 or email
One-to-One Computer Instruction
Personalized computer instruction is offered virtually or safely distanced in person at the library for day or evening instruction on computer or technology topics of your choice.
Ridgewood Residents: $35/hour
Schedule an appointment today:
201-670-5600 ext.130 OR
Habernickel Technology Training Center
(Physical location currenly unavailable to the public)
The Ridgewood Public Library offers popular computer classes in our state-of-the-art Habernickel Technology Training Center located on the second floor. The Center includes 8 individual student computers, an instructor’s workstation and is equipped with a projected interactive screen designed to facilitate optimum learning.
We offer a wide range of classes for PC beginners to advanced learner on Windows 10/macOS Basics, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Resume/LinkedIn Workshops.
Classes offered vary by season. See above for more information.
Drop-in Tech Labs (Currently on Pause)
Tuesdays, 10-11am & 4-5pm
Select Thursdays, 7-8pm
Select Saturdays, 2-3pm
Library volunteers can help answer your computer, tablet, phone, or general technology questions.
Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop for best result.
Free for Ridgewood residents.
Please sign-in on arrival for a 20-min session at our Reference Desk. Availability may vary without notice.
Open Labs (Currenly on hold)
Ridgewood patrons are welcome to study on their own during open labs. Our Macs have both Apple (macOS) and Microsoft (Windows 10) operating systems, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat & more), Microsoft Office Suite (2016) and of course, fast internet!
Availability may vary without notice. Please check with our Reference Desk: 201-670-5600 x 130