Learning Resources

The Library subscribes to online tools that help you to learn new skills using self-paced lessons.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is ready to teach you technology, business, and creative skills with a vast library of instructional videos. Learn from recognized experts at your own pace, from your library, home, or office. Or you can download the app and learn offline on your phone or tablet.

Get the app by scrolling down to “Apps” at the bottom of Lynda’s homepage and clicking on the version that best matches your device.

Watch courses on business, creative and technology skills. Lynda.com offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions.

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LearningExpress Library

Test prep. tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes practice tests and tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations.
Spanish language instruction also included.
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Mango Languages

Learn 70+ languages, including courses for ESL learners. Lessons contain reading, writing, and listening components.
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Microsoft Imagine Academy

Imagine Academy’s downloadable learning resources are available from the Washington State Library. The available courses are:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 & 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Computer Science: Technopreneurship: From Pitch to Prototype, Introduction to Python, HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, and Software Development Fundamentals
  • Data Science: MS Excel 2016, Database Fundamentals, Intro. to Data Science, Working with Non-Relational Data, Using Data in Software Applications, Analyszing and Visualizing Data with MS Excel 2016, and Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials
  • IT Infrastructure: Networking Fundamentals, and Security Fundamentals

This program is available to all Washington State residents through a partnership between  the State Library, Microsoft, and libraries throughout the state.