Online Learning

Online learning resources free with your DC Public Library card.

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, find tuition assistance, and explore and prepare for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. A variety of interactive methods prompt personalized career recommendations and insight on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

Please note: Peterson's Test and Career Prep replaces Testing & Education Reference Center with expanded content and services. 

Unlimited access to an online library of high-quality instructional videos taught by industry experts on the latest software tools and skills. Videos for all levels of learners. Learn a whole course or just the section you need. Topics include Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Web design, Social Media, Business and Career Skills and much more. For instructions visit our Lynda.com guide.

Try the Lynda.com app for mobile devices

  • Download the app
  • Login using Organization URL: dclibrary.org
  • Enter your DC Public Library Card Number and PIN

Desde mejorar su lectura, escritura y habilidades matemáticas hasta la preparación del examen GED, los recursos que encontrará aquí lo ayudarán a lograr sus metas.

Looking to learn a new language or learn phrases for an upcoming trip? Try Mango Languages, an interactive online resource providing audio tutorials to practice reading, listening, and speaking in over 70 different languages. It also has ESL courses for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. For instructions visit our Mango Languages guide.

Download the app and get access on the go:
iOS app in the App Store
Android app on Google Play

Learn something new today! The Library now offers over 500 free online continuing education classes through Universal Class. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. For instructions visit our Universal Class Guide

Offers practice tests and courses designed to help students and adult learners improve skills and pass academic and licensing tests. For more information visit our Learning Express Guide.