Online Learning Resources

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ABCMouse (In Library Use Only) helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

Brainfuse - Adult Learning Center

Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available 24/7. *

Brainfuse - Job Now

Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Available 24/7; Powered by Brainfuse.*

Gale Courses

Free online instructor-led courses on a variety of topics such as business, technology and computer applications, college prep, healthcare, writing, and personal development, and sign language. 6-week courses begin monthly. A valid library card is required to register.*

Great Courses Library Collection

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Great Courses opens a world of knowledge: Over 180 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors.  Access this RBdigital Streaming Video on Demand service through a browser or download the RBdigital app to your favorite device, sign in with your library card and PIN, then create an account.  A checkout provides 7 days unlimited access, no monthly checkout limits. *


Streaming videos including critically-acclaimed movies, award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, a host of educational resources and how-to videos ranging from language learning to haircutting basics. Kanopy Kids includes the Sesame Street catalog and animated versions of popular storybooks. Check out up to 8 films per month, with a play of The Great Courses and Kanopy Kids permitting unlimited use for 30 days. *

LearningExpress Library

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Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests and online education.*


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Wellness and Personal Development: Learn something new through thousands of live and on-demand classes representing over 100 topics with a focus on health, wellness, and personal development. Access this RBdigital Streaming Video on Demand service through a browser or download the RBdigital app to your favorite device, sign into it with your library card and PIN, then create an account.  A checkout provides 7 days unlimited watching, no monthly checkout limits. *

LinkedIn Learning for Library

*On March 25, 2021, Lynda/LinkedIn Learning upgraded to LinkedIn Learning for Library. More courses are available in the new version, and your past learning history carried over with your library card login.  For more information see the FAQ

A vast library of over 16,000 video tutorials in multiple languages covering software, technology, and business skills taught by recognized industry experts. LinkedIn Learning for Library provides 24/7 access to online learning to help you achieve personal and professional goals. (previously known as Lynda Library) TIP: This is a very popular resource and occasionally all of HPL's allowed number of simultaneously-use "seats" are occupied. If you have difficulty logging in this is likely the cause and we recommend trying again later.

Universal Class

Over 500 video-based courses on a wide variety of subjects, from hard and soft business skills like management and technology to law, academics, alternative medicine, real estate, homeschooling, bartending, arts and crafts.  Courses are self-paced and Continuing Education credits are available. (Sign up with your library card number and create a password.  Must be 14 & up to register.) *

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