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What is Northstar Digital Literacy?

Northstar is a free, digital literacy program to teach library patrons basic computer skills and tools to thrive online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included in Northstar are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Accessing Telehealth Appointments, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. There is no cost to complete the assessments or any of the training modules.


If you already have an account with Northstar, CLICK HERE to sign in.

Account Registration

1. An email address is required to create a Northstar account. Register for a Northstar learner account by clicking here.

2. Once you have registered, check your email for an invitation to Northstar Online Learning.

3. Click the link in your email to confirm your learner account.


*Note: If you do not have an email address, please visit or call your local library branch.

Worcester County Library - 307 North Washington Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 Email: | Phone: 410-632-2600 | Fax: 410-632-1159