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  • Lynda for Libraries

    Lynda for Libraries

Lynda for Sonoma County

Sonoma County Library makes Lynda.com available for its cardholders through our Measure Y sales tax funds, the community’s investment in a free public library.

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Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone grow their business, technology and creative skills through award-winning video tutorials that are available online anytime, anywhere. All you need to use Lynda.com in Sonoma County is your Sonoma County Library card, or our new digital eCard!

On the web, use your library card and pin at: https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=sonomalibrary.org

and

on mobile, look for “Lynda.com” on your favorite app store, download the Lynda.com app and then select the option to "log in through your organization." Enter the organization URL:  sonomalibrary.org

What is Lynda for Libraries?

Lynda for Libraries gives library cardholders unlimited access to the complete Lynda training collection, using the your Sonoma County Library card number and pin. Up to 75 users can be online using the service simultaneously!

Why is the Library adding Lynda for Libraries Services?

Sonoma County Library is constantly seeking to expand the digital resources available to our staff and cardholders. Connecting you to information, experiences and experts that help you learn and grow, for self-education and personal discovery, is a major goal of our strategic plan.

We chose Lynda to provide online training services because of its outstanding reputation in the business community, and because Lynda keeps its video offerings and training up-to-date with the latest technology and experts. Take Lynda trainings to be more employable in today’s economy and explore your interests with the current experts in your fields of discovery.

How do customers get started with Lynda for Libraries?

Lynda for Libraries is available by web browser and by mobile app.  Lynda videos may be downloaded to view later when a customer does not have internet access.

On the web, use your library card and pin at:  https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=sonomalibrary.org

and

on mobile, look for “Lynda.com” on your favorite app store, download the Lynda.com app and then select the option to "log in through your organization."  Enter the organization URL:  sonomalibrary.org

how do customers use Lynda for Libraries?

Lynda is a library of training videos.  Courses are as short as 3 minutes (one video) to more extensive series of courses and videos.  Lynda puts a series of videos into Learning Paths so customers have the path to teach themselves how to “Become a …”

Customers can earn Certifications for each Tutorial completed and also for series of Tutorials.  Certifications are Lynda.com Certifications with one exception.  Project Management Certification can be obtained from Project Management Institute for Lynda coursework.

To find a course, customers can browse the list of business, technology and creative course subjects or use the search box.

To use the video training, a customer selects a video and starts watching.  The video player includes various options – the most important to point out is the playback speed.  Speed up the video to finish it in half the time (2x).  Or slow it down to watch something closely.

Each video also offers an Overview, Transcript, View Offline option, and usually Exercise File.  And, even more, each video also offers playlists, bookmarks, course history, a notebook and the ability to print and share Certificates of Completion.

Start using Lynda.com today!