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, video editing and guitar

Lynda.com — This service will no longer be available after Aug. 31 due to patron privacy concerns. Learn more. 
Access Lynda.com’s vault of expert-level video tutorials on everything from managing a business to becoming a Ruby on Rails Developer. If you want to learn or master a skill, Lynda.com compiles high-quality how-to series, put together by some of the most successful industry experts.

Choose Learning Paths to start a new career, hobby or sharpen skills in areas like: 3D animation, business, photography, marketing, and web development.

Knowledge City — Available Aug. 19. 
Knowledge City offers timely online training in business, computer, safety, compliance and finance with programs crafted by experienced instructors, college professors and industry experts from around the world. Access is available 24/7 and certificates of completion are available. The service is available in Spanish and English.
 
Gale Courses — Available Aug. 19. 
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.

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.