Napoleon Public Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to Lynda.com's library of instructional videos. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a Napoleon Public Library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and 4 digit PIN.
Please note that you can only access course content through Napoleon Public Library's login page, and not directly visiting the Lynda.com homepage.
Need a library card?
Stop by your nearest NPL location in Napoleon, Florida, or McClure with a photo ID with current address. If you do not have an ID with current address, also bring a piece of mail with the address. If you already have an account but need a new card, bring your ID to get a free replacement card during the month of September. All accounts are set up with a PIN. If you cannot remember your PIN, please stop by the library with your card or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After creating a Lynda.com account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you're watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.
What is Lynda.com?
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
- Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
- Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
- Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
- Business skills, communication, marketing, and leadership
- Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
- Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more
Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.
Ohio's public libraries are the ONLY place to access Lynda.com for free. For more information stop by your local OHIO public library today.