How to Access Linda’s Learning Database for Free

Whether you’re looking to get started on your New Year’s permit and finally edit those family photos, learn a new programming language, or master Microsoft Excel, your local library is here to help. With your library card, you can access Lynda and its catalog of educational videos and resources – no subscription required.

By using LyndaLibrary , visitors to participating public libraries are eligible to access, a learning resource acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. The service offers over 6,000 courses, from programming to photography and project management, so you’ll likely find at least one reason to take a look and see what interests you. You will need your library card ID and PIN to access Linda’s learning database.

Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done to find your participating library on Linda. You cannot find your library on Linda’s site, but you can search Google to see if your library offers video teaching services as a resource. Google “” along with the name of your public library. You can also view your library’s digital assets page for free, which lists the third-party assets available to library visitors. Once you find the library you want, enter your card number and PIN to enter. This will create your Lynda account, where you can use the service on your device in the public library or at home. You will have access to both videos and sample files – a feature typically provided to premium Lynda subscribers.


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