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CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center: Free/Low-Cost Computing Resources

Welcome to the CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center homepage! We are located in building 15.

Low Cost Computing Welcome



Below are some resources for free or low-cost computers and internet.  If you need help accessing the technology you need to complete your CPTC program, one or more of these services may be of help!


Green PC

  • Tacoma's Green PC sells refurbished laptops and desktops, and offers computer repair and e-recycling.


  • Seattle based ConnectAll sells refurbished laptops, desktops, and tablets.  Visit their website for registration and eligibility information.

PCs for People

  • Online store for low-cost computers and internet for eligible individuals.


  • Connects individuals and families to local options for affordable computers and internet.


Internet Access

City of Tacoma residential internet resource list

  • The City of Tacoma has compiled a list of low-cost internet resources available throughout the Puget Sound region.

Washington State map of drive-in WiFi hotspots

  • An interactive map of free drive-in hotspots across Washington State.

Other Resources

Need technical assistance (other than Wi-Fi or email?)

Visit TechConnect Washington for assistance in the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tigrinya, Afaan Oromoo, Amharic, Sidamo, Wolaytta, or English.