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Online Learning

For Personal & Professional Development

Did you know the Library offers free online classes? From new skills to new languages, diplomas to tutors, we have something for you! The Library can help you find the best tools for learning whatever you want! All you need is your library card, PIN, and an internet connection.

Stream online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management. Access an unlimited number of courses 24/7.

LinkedIn Learning has an app that you can download and use to stream instructional videos. You’ll need to input “lacountylibrary” when asked for your libraryID, following by your library card number and PIN.

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Take a wide range of free online classes, led by expert instructors. You’re entitled to take six courses per calendar year. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Access nearly 500 online classes taught by real instructors and explore a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health, and technology. You may start a class at any time.

Already have a Universal Class account, start learning a new skill!


Get help on demand, anytime, anywhere. Brainfuse is eLearning for all ages and all levels offering skill-building in a variety of subjects and features like live tutoring, job coaching, and a 24-hour writing lab.

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Gain access to practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks for school and career, including college entrance, civil service and citizenship. También en Español.


Free, online language-learning classes for all ages.

Enroll in self-paced classes for over 70 languages.

Mango also offers ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and other languages.


California Driving Tests Access to car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license practice tests and online manuals in English and Spanish.

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The following resources were 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.


Coursera offers free online courses, many of which are led by top colleges or companies like Google. Learners can access all course materials, gain skills to advance or switch careers, and earn certificates of completion.

Sign-ups for a subscription end September 14, 2023.

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Develop new skills and passions with Skillshare. Online classes with expert instructors and a supportive community will keep you motivated whenever and wherever you’re ready to learn.

Sign ups for a 12-month subscription ends September 30, 2023.


An online community of people who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences designed and taught specifically for older adults.

GetSetUp access ends September 30, 2024.

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An online platform that provides assessments, instructor-led curricula, and self-directed online learning for basic digital literacy skills.

NorthStar access ends September 30, 2024.