5 Free Online Courses Available from Your Library!

Online learning is available through your library with a valid library card. Lynda.com from LinkedIn Learning is a leading Illustration of light bulbs and the Lynda.com logo of a woman reading a book.online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are hundreds of courses that you can access here. You do not have to complete the whole course in one sitting because Lynda keeps your place when you log off.

There is also an app for iOS and Android. To login with the app, select Organization , then Web Portal. Here, you will type in "aclib.us" It will direct you to login with your library card number and pin code. You must select Lynda.com's terms of service to use the app. In the app, you can also download courses to watch when you are not connected to the internet. 

Below, there are five example courses. You can login with your library card and watch them now! 

Stay Ahead in Personal Finance

Get ahead and take control of your finances with this learning path, which teaches you how to manage and find balance in your personal finances, as well as how to invest when you're ready.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a feature-rich, cloud-based spreadsheet application that allows you to format and analyze all kinds of data. In this course, author Sally Norred shows you how to get the most from Google Sheets. 

Commmunication Foundations

Learn how to communicate more effectively. Your communication skills affect your career prospects, the value you bring to your company, and the likelihood of your promotion. This course helps you communicate better in a variety of professional situations, including meetings, email messages, pitches, and presentations.

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness helps you be more effective in today’s busy world. It reduces stress, increases focus, and improves your ability to deal with challenges, both at work and at home. With regular practice, mindfulness can change the course of your life. Practice with executive coach Henna Inam as she leads you in guided exercises that expand emotional intelligence, grow self-confidence, and build stronger relationships. 

Remote Work Foundations

Coach Mike Gutman from FlexJobs shows how to use today's cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to get work done from anywhere, while remaining connected to your organization. He explains how to build rapport with colleagues and how to stay productive at home.