Online Courses & Training
On-Demand, anywhere online learning. Patrons access real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Live, 24/7 online tutoring and homework help in every K-12 subject with Brainfuse HelpNow. Brainfuse has provided supplemental educational services for over twenty years, including online homework help, practice tests, study tools, and collaborative tools.
Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources. Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!
the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.
the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.
Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs.
Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.
Courses include: English for Business and Entrepreneurship (ESL), Foundations of Public Health Practice, Become an EMT, Bookkeeping Basics, Introduction to Google Docs, Design a Restaurant Menu, Food and Beverage Management, Branding: The Creative Journey.
Contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, built by leading companies such as Google. Facebook, and Salesforce.
Offers subtitles in more than 50 languages
Users can register using their Library card and PIN number.
This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library through 2024.
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug is a craft education hub where patrons have access to thousands of instructional videos on Art+Design, Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Food+Home, and more. Experience the joy of making with thousands of award winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. All skill levels and ages welcome!
Tutorials to help you use technology, whether you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a refresher. Learn how to use email, do basic web searches, stay safe online, use facebook, and more!
LinkedIn Learning for Library provides public library patrons with unlimited, cost-effective access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in many languages. Learn the latest software, creative, and business skills on hundreds of topics.
This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Resources available through October 2024.
For mobile access to LinkedIn Learning, download the app and when prompted, select Sign with your library card. Use library ID ‘alamedafreelibrary’.
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The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, offered through the Alameda Free Library, is aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules: Essential Computer Skills (Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS), Essential Software Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Using Technology in Daily Life (Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search). Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.
This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Resources available through September 2024.
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.
Reference Solutions is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. Reference Solutions helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. For tutorials on this database, click on the Learning Center tab on any Reference Solutions page.
Skillshare is for creatives and others wanting to build or grow a business and/or learn new skills.
Provides 35,000 video courses on topics including entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, freelancing, marketing, illustration, and time management.
Courses include: Pricing Your Work and Negotiating with Clients, Etsy Launch: How to Open an Etsy Shop, Organizational Culture: How to Build an Inclusive Work Environment, Inclusive UX: Designing Websites for Everyone, and Starting a Successful Side Hustle
Skillshare’s short online classes help users find inspiration that fits their personal routine.
For Skillshare, all subscriptions are for 12-months. The last day to register is on September 20, 2023. This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Resources available through September 2024.
Connect one-on-one with tutors; for grades 4-12 and college intro. Math, Science, English & Social Studies - Spanish language tutors available.