Learning

Take free online classes, learn a language, or prepare for a school or work test

ArtistWorks for Libraries

Offers world-class music instruction through self-paced video lessons. Use Libby to check out an access pass to ArtistWorks. You’ll find it under the Extras tab.

Apps: iOS | Android

Help: Watch the ArtistWorks tutorial on NicheAcademy.


GCFLearnFree 

GCFLearnFree.org, a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, offers free online training on reading, math, job search, computer, and life skills.


The Great Courses

Get full access to video courses taught by the world’s top professors. To get started, sign up to Kanopy with your library card.

Apps: iOS | Android | Kindle Fire | Fire TV | Roku


HelpNow

Get free online tutoring for all learners, prepare for tests, build your skills, or use collaborative tools to study online with friends. Visit the online writing lab to get expert feedback on all types of writing. Adult learners can prepare for high school equivalency and U.S. citizenship tests, connect with live experts to learn Microsoft Office, and more. Register to get started.

Help: Watch the HelpNow tutorial on Niche Academy.


LearningExpress

Free online test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. For all ages and skill levels.To create your account, click “Sign in/Register.”

Help: Watch the LearningExpress tutorial on Niche Academy.


LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Login with your library card number and PIN.

Help: Watch the LinkedIn Learning tutorial on Niche Academy.


Transparent Language Online 

Transparent Language Online offers lessons in over 80 languages and includes courses in English as a Second Language. To access immersive language instruction for children, choose English Immersion, Spanish, or Chinese, and click on the KidSpeak tab. To create an account, click the Sign Up tab.

Help: Watch the Transparent Language Online tutorial on Niche Academy.


Universal Class

Universal Class offers over 500 online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Register to get started.

Help: Watch the Universal Class tutorial on Niche Academy.


VetNow

Build academic skills and prepare for college with VetNow’s academic tools. Connect with live tutors, take practice tests, and more. Register to get started.

Help: Watch the VetNow tutorial on Niche Academy.