Champaign Public Library offers online learning through Lynda.com

The Champaign Public Library now offers access to lynda.com, an online source for video courses and tutorials that teach software, creative, and business skills.

Lynda.com offers more than 3,500 courses and 150,000 tutorials with new ones added every week.

Users can learn to make movies, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, give presentations, animate 3D graphics, retouch photos, and more. Software topics include Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, iMovie, InDesign, Avid, Open Source, and many others.

Lynda.com is available through the library’s website, champaign.org. Champaign Public Library cardholders can access lynda.com 24/7 using a computer, tablet or mobile device. Visitors can use it from the library’s public computer stations at the main library and Douglass Branch.

“These videos will give some people the ability to train for the job they always wanted or learn that new skill to get them to the next level in their career,” said Kristina Hoerner, librarian. “It also offers people the ability to explore new hobbies and interests free of charge”.

For more information, contact the Info Desk at 403-2070 or librarian@champaign.org.