Adult Learning & Career

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This resource offers online access to primary source materials covering a vast array of topics important to U.S. and California history. With more than 290 archives and over 14 million pages available, this resource comes to us through the generosity of the California State Library.  

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Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.

Contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, built by leading companies such as Google. Facebook, and Salesforce.

Offers subtitles in more than 50 languages. These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Driving Tests.org Website Opens in new window

Driving-Tests.org provides access to free driving tests and DMV handbooks in English and Spanish.

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Duolingo offers free, online and app-based language courses. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.


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eSequels lists the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past. eSequels also lists the novels in correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning rather than blunder into the middle of “Act III.”


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GetSetUp offers over 500 live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field.. The classes cover technology, physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin. These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) is a veteran of the free educational resource movement and has amassed a wealth of resources to help people from all walks of life learn at their own pace. From free videos and reading material on learning everyday skills like how to use the internet, computer typing and other programs, or career advancement help, they have it all. ¡Estos recursos también vienen en otros idiomas!

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JobNow is a great resource to help you acquire the skills needed to further your career goals. Everyday from 1:00-6:00 PM PST, you can receive live job coaching, interview practice, and resume building. Also you can have 24/7 access to all the other great elements this resource offers! 


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Learning Express is an online learning and test preparation service. Whether you are looking to get your high school equivalency, get into college, advance your career, or become a U.S. citizen, there are practice tests and eBooks available for you. Create an account with your library card number and start learning today! Classes are taught in English and Spanish. These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Medline Plus is your go-to resource for all things medical. The U.S. National Library of Medicine makes sure that you have the most up to date information for any and all health related information. Find everything from drug and supplement information, video tutorials for surgery and other related procedures, to current trends and topics in health today. Find all this and more in multiple languages so you can be the best informed about your health.

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Northstar Digital Literacy defines the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

You will need to create an account to use this resource. These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. 

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Skillshare has thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people.  Classes are offered in 4 main categories—Creative, Business, Technology, and Lifestyle.

It's easy to get started.  Just click on the Skillshare photo above and create a Skillshare account.  Redeem your three-month membership and start learning!  Seats are limited, so get yours right away! These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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TechBoomers is a free educational website geared around helping people learn everyday skills when navigating the internet and technology. From learning how to navigate the multitude of shopping, entertainment, and social media websites to learning the basics of everyday technology, this resource will help you meet and exceed the current trends to make technology work for you!

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USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online.
USA Learns es un recurso gratuito que ayuda a los adultos a aprender inglés y a prepararse para la ciudadanía estadounidense en línea. 

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ZipRecruiter is a job searching website that can help patrons find fulfilling and worthwhile employment opportunities. Besides their wide list of available jobs that be easily searched, they also have access to salary reports by college major and even local job listings!