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Online Learning

Interested in taking a class? Learning a new language? Taking a practice test? Click on the links below to get started!

Access free music lessons with your library card!  ArtistWorks provides video based instruction from world class musicians.  Access ArtistWorks via the Libby app.


Using HelpNow, K-12 students and adults can access free, on-demand, academic tutoring in English, math, science, social studies, writing, and world languages (ESL, Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except major holidays). Tutoring is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. HelpNow also offers expert assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), a diagnostic test center for ACT/SAT, GRE/HiSET, and AP test prep with customized study plans, lessons, videos, and practice tests, and private virtual study rooms.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


Brainfuse VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career and veteran needs including access to live help and links for navigating the Veterans Affairs system.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


Get free access to practice tests for Class C, Commercial, and Motorcycle license tests from Driving-Tests.org. Practice tests are available in English, Spanish and Russian, and the CA DMV Handbook is available to download in multiple languages.


The Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with Smart Horizons to offer grants so adult learners can obtain a free high school diploma and career certificate with Career Online High School. This innovative curriculum offers the convenience of an anytime-anywhere online learning platform and interactive, engaging content that can help you achieve your educational goals.


Gain access to English Language Learning/ESL courses, Spanish literacy for Spanish speakers with little to no reading or writing ability in Spanish and The SkillBuilder program—a series of courses in reading, writing and social studies for native English speakers preparing to take one of the high school equivalency tests, such as the HiSET or GED. All lessons provided with the aid of a cellphone.


Coursera's mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. The platform offers more than 3,800 cutting-edge courses, all taught by top instructors from over 200 leading universities and companies like Yale, University of Michigan and Google. LAPL users should sign up through this link. After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at coursera.org.
 
This program for California residents has a limited number of paid all-access seats available.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers that includes over 3,000 hours of diverse video instruction for patrons that are just getting started or looking for advanced techniques. Access Craftsy via the Libby app.


Offering Spanish language e-books that can be read online or downloaded to devices, as well as language courses for Spanish, English, and "Quick Languages", a course in simple words and phrases in 12 languages. Also offers multimedia sections with art, music and PC instruction.


Más de 100 clases prácticas en video, con explicaciones paso a paso, para dominar desde las herramientas más básicas hasta las más avanzadas de tu PC.

PC Discovery Course offers more than 100 practical video courses in Spanish, with step by step instructions to master everything from the most basic to the most advanced tools on your PC.


Offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses. All of the courses are free, and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Subjects offered are Career and Professional, Computers and Technology, Personal Development and Writing and Publishing.*These courses have been designed for learners over 13 years of age.


Stream video courses led by some of the world's greatest professors on LAPL's hoopla platform.  Each course is broken into multiple easy-to-watch video lessons so you can choose how much you want to learn at a time from a wide range of topics, from Art to Zoology.  If you don't already have an LAPL hoopla account you will be prompted to create one with your library card number and email address.


Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning online learning site taught by recognized industry experts, offering more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 videos on business, technical and creative skills. Videos, tutorials, and courses are offered in the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. When using the LinkedIn Learning app the Library ID to enter is lapl.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


Free, online language-learning in languages that include Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more. Mango has English language courses for speakers of 19 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Access to Pimsleur's Little Pim content for children ages 0-5 is also included. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.


The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Career Search Skills, and Digital Footprint). Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.
 
This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, e-books containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.


Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, e-books containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.


Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, Transparent Language Online gives learners the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere.


Free one-on-one online homework help provided by expert tutors from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. every day. Provides assistance in English & Spanish for students in grades K-12, college intro and adult learners covering Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Proof Point (writing review). The SkillsCenter Resource Library, available 24/7, offers worksheets, tutorials, study guides, plus an Adult Education and Career Center!


Udemy provides access to self directed video courses on job skills, software applications and also personal development topics like time management, emotional intelligence and various hobbies. The interface can be toggled to display in multiple languages, and users can filter for course offerings in languages including Spanish, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.


Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses.  These courses are led by expert instructors and are provided for your personal enrichment. Business, Career Training, Cooking, Real Estate, Crafts and Hobbies and Psychology are a few of the subjects covered by these courses. *These courses have been designed for learners over 13 years of age.



These resources can be accessed from any Internet computer. A valid LAPL library card is required.

These products are part of our Research & Homework offerings.


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