Lynda for Libraries - Computer and Work Skills Tutorials

Lynda for Libraries
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What is Lynda.com and what is LinkedIn Learning?

Lynda for Libraries provides Sonoma County Library cardholders access to the complete Lynda.com collection of more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses and tutorials cover a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat.

In fall 2019 (August/September 2019), Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning offering more tutorials in more languages, with some further benefits like more control over your history.

How Do I Get Started?

On a computer or device using a browser:

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No Problem! Check out our eCard registration page)

  2. Click on the "Go" button above

  3. Log in with your library card number and pin

  4. Explore and learn a new skill!

To use the Lynda.com App:

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No Problem! Check out our eCard registration page)

  2. Download the Lynda.com app in your App or Play store

  3. Open the app and locate the "Login" page under the menu bars in the top left of the screen

  4. Select the "Organization" tab

  5. Under the "Web Portal" option type in "sonomalibrary.org" and press "Log in"

  6. Sign in with your Library card number and pin

  7. Explore and learn a new skill!

Features

  • Earn Certifications for each Tutorial completed and also for series of Tutorials. 

  • Browse the list of 3,000 business, technology and creative course subjects or use the search box

  • Each video course also offers an Overview, Transcript, View Offline option, and usually an Exercise File

  • Playlists – Create and share your playlists

  • Bookmarks – bookmark videos, chapters, or courses that interest you

  • Course history – start where you left off

  • Notebook/My notes – take your own notes

  • Printing and Sharing Certificates of Completion – available as soon as you complete a course

Available for use on

Any computer, tablet or phone with internet and most recent edition of preferred browser. 

Recommended for the mobile apps

  • iOS app Devices: iPad2+, iPhone 4GSM, iPod touch-5th generation (iOS 7.0+)

  • Android app Devices: All android phones and tablets [See Officially supported devices] (Android 4.0+)

  • Win8 app Devices: All tablets, laptops and desktops (Windows 8.1+)

Need Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch.

Try looking through the Lynda.com Support pages for quick answers.

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