For Personal & Professional Development
Did you know LA County Library offers free online classes? From new skills to new languages, we can help you find the best tools for learning whatever you want! All you need is your library card, PIN, and an internet connection.
LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills, taught by industry experts. It provides personalized course recommendations and is designed to help you achieve your full potential.
Brainfuse HelpNow is eLearning for all ages and all levels. For students K – 12, tutors are available 24/7 in topics like math, science, reading/writing, social studies, and standardized test prep. Adults can prepare for new jobs with coaching, resume prep, and interview practice in JobNow. A 24-hour writing lab provides constructive feedback to writing submissions from all ages.
Mango Languages offers free self-paced classes in over 70 languages. Mango adapts to your unique learning style, so you pick up on new vocabulary, intuit unfamiliar grammatical structure, and train your pronunciation, all while boosting your cultural IQ. Mango also offers ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and other languages.
Spanish (Latin American)
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As an LA County Library cardholder, you are entitled to sign up for 6 free courses per calendar year. Courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Universal Class offers hundreds of online continuing education classes, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Classes include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress. All courses are self-paced. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time.
Basic Computer Skills
High School Equivalency Center
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Coursera offers free online courses, many of which are led by top universities (Columbia, Princeton, Yale) and companies (Amazon, Google, IBM). Learners can access all course materials, gain skills to advance or switch careers, and earn certificates of completion.
GetSetUp is an online community for older adults who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Classes are taught by older adults and kept small to ensure everyone can actively participate. Interest-based social groups are also available. Access ends September 30, 2024.
Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key digital literacy areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Access ends September 30, 2024.
Career Online High School is a self-paced high school diploma program for adults ages 19 and older. Most participants earn their diploma in 18 months or less. You’ll also receive a career certificate in 1 of 10 high-demand fields—like Childcare & Education, Food & Hospitality, Office Management, and more—as well as personalized online career coaching.