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Online learning resources free with your Alexandria Library card.

Accel 5

Accel 5 a resource from the Library of Virginia. Accel5 helps you develop critical skills in minutes. Business book summaries, videos and articles from top business thinkers will help you keep up with the latest business thinking and accelerate your career. Use this link to sign up for a free account.


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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Select from hundreds of personal and professional development courses covering a variety of topics like accounting and finance, computer applications, law and legal, health and wellness and more. Award of completion is given with a passing score.

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Universal Class provides high quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Our courses are not just tutorials; they include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments of your progress to help you master the learning outcomes.

Choose from over 500 classes that include accounting, crafts and hobbies, business, career training, computer training, finance, general education, health & medicine, history, languages, parenting, real estate, science, test prep and more.

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Mango Languages

If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. 

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, English, and even Pirate.

You can learn on your favorite mobile device with an app or from a desktop computer. You will need to create an account to keep track of your progress.

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Transparent Language

Transparent Language provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn.

With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

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Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow provides all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.

Tutors are available 7 days a week, 2 pm - 11 pm.


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Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep Search thousands of college and graduate school entries, identify scholarships that meet financial needs, take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

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Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

ELI hosts this self-paced, modular curriculum for entrepreneurs based on The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Original Edition) is designed for a broad audience cultivating entrepreneurial thought and process.

Participants will consume video content, discuss and apply core concepts, engage in the entrepreneurial process, and reflect individually.  As a result, participants will become more empowered and engaged by:

  • Developing entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills
  • Identifying social and situational factors that encourage or inhibit entrepreneurial behavior
  • Identifying, evaluating, and validating opportunities in ambiguous, real-world circumstances
  • Identifying and interacting with entrepreneurs who provide critical guidance and ongoing support

You must create a free account to use, but no library card is required.  You must use this link to register.

Grow With Google

The Alexandria Library is a partner with Grow with Google, which makes tools and digital skills training easily accessible online for free. As a partner we also receive resources to teach digital skills to our community at the library.

Learn practical digital skills with Grow With Google's project-based online video curriculum. You can work at your own pace and there is no charge for any of the programs. Classes are suitable for teens and adults. 

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Digital Tutorials

Online tutorial learning for all the things your library offers!

Tutorials include: Books & Authors, Britannica Online, EBSCO eBooks, Explora, Freegal, Gale Courses, Gale Legal Forms, Mango Languages, Morningstar Investment, Novelist Plus, Overdrive & Libby, Rocket Languages, Universal Class, Using the Catalog and more.

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Last updated: November 2023