Lifelong Learning

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides narratives, oral histories, indexes and abstracts, a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online.
(Note: This database can only be used inside the library.)
Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Live online tutor service available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Brainfuse VetNow
Brainfuse VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.
Career Online High School
Acquire a high-school diploma in as little as six months through entirely online courses. This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Coursera
Coursera is the global online learning platform that offers online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies. You can take courses to acquire job-relevant skills and credentials from many different major businesses and organizations. SVPL users can sign up for 6 months of Coursera access. After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at coursera.org.
DMV Practice Tests
Practice your DMV driving test online.
GetSetUp
GetSetUp is focused on those 50+ who are looking to learn new skills and hobbies. Experience a wide range of classes: learn new computer skills, follow along with guided meditation, or exercise with fitness instruction!
LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress is comprised of a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and high-stakes test preparation — modeled after official tests. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
An online educational site that includes thousands of video-based courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Courses can be accessed at the library or from home. A valuable resource for anybody looking to land a job, move up in their career, excel in the position they have, or just explore an area of interest.
MedlinePlus
Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the National Library of Medicine.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Hone your digital and computer skills with online tutorials and then put those skills to the test with online assessments. Become familiar with Email, Word, Excel, social media, and more!
Proquest Black Freedom Struggle
Visitors will find expertly selected open primary source documents such as: historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Rosetta Stone
Interactive language learning for 30 world languages.

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