Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card, and now neither is self-taught learning!

The Greater Victoria Public Library has just announced that its cardholders will now be able to access Lynda.com, an online e-learning platform.

Lynda has over 3,500 expert-taught courses as well as 144,000 video tutorials, which cover a variety of topics including computer software and business management. The website will also be available 24/7.

Rob Martin, chair of the Library Board and municipal councillor for Colwood, called the launch “life changing” for patrons.

“With Lynda.com, learning can happen anytime, anywhere there’s Internet access,” added Maureen Sawa, CEO, Greater Victoria Public Library. “It’s one more way the library is extending our reach, bridging the digital divide, and supporting lifelong learning.”

One of Many Services

Lynda.com is the latest addition to GVPL’s suite of digital services, which also includes online databases (Ancestry Library Edition, Consumer Reports and BC Codes Online), streaming movies and music, language learning, and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.

GVPL cardholders can get started with Lynda.com from home! Simply visit gvpl.ca, click on Lynda.com on the homepage, and log in using their library card barcode and password.

If you haven’t got your library card yet, visit any GVPL branch to sign up!

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