Classes & Tutorials

Learn a language and master new skills.

Knowledge is free with your library card. Prepare for your next vacation or your next career with our extensive online learning tools.

  • Learn how to use new software for your industry, like Excel or Photoshop
  • Study a language or just learn the basics before your next trip to a new country
  • Learn for your career or your own enjoyment, with courses on photography and guitar

Bluebird Languages
12 million interactive audio lessons that teach you any of 163 languages on your mobile device. Requires an Android or iOS device.

Mango Languages
Choose from 71 different languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, English, and Pirate-speak (sorry, no parseltongue yet). Mango Languages uses advanced learning techniques and expert-level instruction to make learning a new language easy and fun.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a listening and speaking-focused language learning tool with more than 80 languages to study. 

Professional Classes & Tutorials

ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks provides musical instrument players world-class instruction from Grammy Award-winning music professionals and offers users a guided path of video lessons containing everything they need to reach their musical goals. All levels of player can access hundreds of hours of high quality video instruction, studio quality play-along tracks, and downloadable written materials, tablature and sheet music.

Coursera
Access to over 5,000 courses and certifications aimed to help build skills for in-demand jobs. All courses are taught by top instructors from over 200 leading universities and companies. Subtitles are offered in over 50 different languages. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Gale Courses
Six-week-long online programs are taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced to support varied learning styles. Enjoy self-paced learning and engagement with other students and the instructor with weekly discussion boards. This service is available 24/7.

LinkedIn Learning
Access over 16,000 expert-level video tutorials on everything, including C++ Coding training, Excel Essentials, Graphic Design, Photography. If you want to learn or master a skill, LinkedIn Learning compiles high-quality how-to series, put together by some of the most successful industry experts. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Northstar Digital Literacy
An online learning platform aimed at acquiring skills for daily life, employment, and higher education. Provides online, self-guided modules to assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks on computers and online including: Using Technology in Daily Life, Essential Computer Skills, and Essential Software Skills. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Online Tutors (HelpNow)
Connect with a live tutor who can help students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with a variety of subjects including math, English, history and more. Tutors are available daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. PT in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.