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Introducing LinkedIn Learning; our new resource for members

With LinkedIn Learning, you can access over 16,000 online courses to learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals with comprehensive video tutorials. You’ll learn from expert instructors with real-world experience, with over 60 new courses added each week, plus courses in seven different languages; all for free!

To use LinkedIn Learning, simply:

  1. Make sure you are a library member, and if you’re not, join up!
  2. Click on ‘LinkedIn Learning’ on our eCollections page
  3. Enter your library card barcode number and PIN
  4. Select some topics you are interested in, and
  5. Get started! You’re ready to learn.

LinkedIn Learning Courses cover…

  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Mental wellness
  • Sales
  • Job hunting
  • Cloud computing
  • Python
  • Excel
  • Data science
  • Digital marketing
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • 3D and animation
  • CAD
  • And much more.

We hope you enjoy this new resource!

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