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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!

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow is a versatile online service that supports job seekers, veterans, and their families with all stages of job searching, employment transition assistance, navigating the VA bureaucracy, preparing for standardized tests, and building marketable academic skills 


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 can sign up fo Coursera access on the CA State Library website.  After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at coursera.org.
 
This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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.


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

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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 was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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 was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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.


Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people.  Figure out your next side project, pick up new skills for your day job, or pursue a lifelong passion. Use this link to create a Skillshare account for 3 months of free access to Skillshare.  
 
This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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!


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.

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