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

Formerly Lynda.com.

LinkedIN Learning for Library offers online, self-paced courses on a wide variety of topics, with new courses added weekly. All of the content from Lynda.com is included, plus much more.

To get started you’ll need your library card number and PIN.

Their online help pages are extensive, and are a good place to start if you have questions.

Visit LinkedIN Learning for Library

To use the LinkedIN app. for iOS or Android you will also need this Library ID: bellinghampubliclibrary

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.
Visit LearningExpress

Learn 70+ languages, including courses for ESL learners. Lessons contain reading, writing, and listening components.
Visit Mango Languages

The Mango app. for iOS and Android offers features like auto-advance for hands-free studying, and downloading lessons for offline access.

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.

Northstar Digital Literacy is an online learning platform focused on everyday computer skills. Register for a free account to get access to all of their courses and tests, as listed below.

Essential Computer SkillsEssential Software SkillsUsing Technology in Daily Life
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Docs
  • Social Media
  • Information Literacy
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
  • Career Search Skills
  • Your Digital Footprint

To receive a certificate for passing one of the assessment tests, the test must be proctored. Email the Washington State Library at certify@sos.wa.gov to inquire about taking a proctored assessment; be sure to include your ZIP code in the request.

Northstar is made available to Washington citizens by the Washington State Library.

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