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Name Description Use At Home?

Atomic Training

Online how-to training tutorials on software applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google, and more. See, hear, and learn! (Complete course listing)


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month. Learn More


HelpNow from Brainfuse

Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned skill-building, homework and test preparation help especially for everyone, from kindegardeners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language  assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to writing lab, SkillSurfer and more.


Learning Express Library

Provides interactive practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, civil service, military, real estate, teacher certification, and more. Also includes computer skills training and United States citizenship.


Live Homework Help from

Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10:00 a.m. hasta la medianoche.


Live Resume Help

Free online help from resume experts. Help with homework, GED and citizenship exams also available.


Mango Languages

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®. Guided Tour



You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator, including the largest ESL curriculum on the planet. Simply use your library card number to create an account and start learning through a variety of vocabulary exercises, quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar review. You can learn on your desktop computer or install the app on your mobile device. Includes lessons for 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 year-olds. Take a tour.




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• INeedAPencil - free SAT test preparation and online textbooks.