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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


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. (Great Courses videos do not count toward your Kanopy play credits.)

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


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.


Get live, one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, English, and job search skills everyday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For students in kindergarten through college introduction courses as well as adult job seekers. To login, enter your 7 digit library card number or the site code. To find out what the site code is, contact the Information Desk at 859-885-3523 or via email.

Help: Watch the Tutor.com 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.