Learning Resources

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

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

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

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UPDATE Oct. 2, 2018: The Imagine Academy online platform was discontinued Oct. 1. Two replacement options to note:

  • Imagine Academy’s downloadable learning resources are available from the State Library . The content will become available over the next few weeks. The available courses:
    • Microsoft Office 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
  • Coming in November: Statewide access to Lynda.com!

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