Online Learning Resources

Premium Resources

ABCMouse (In Library Use Only)

ABCmouse.com 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.*

Learning Express Library

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.*

Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning

A vast library of video tutorials covering software, technology, and business skills taught by recognized industry experts. Lynda Library / LinkedIn Learning provides 24/7 access to online learning to help you achieve personal and professional goals. If you need to reset your Lynda.com password please call Lynda.com at 888-335-9632 Monday--Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, or Saturday--Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. *

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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Annenberg Learner

Professional development for teachers and classroom resources across the curriculum. Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (Spanish, French, German, ESL, etc.), math and science.

Aprende Libre

Ofrece lecciones de tecnologia, ingles, matematicas, y vida diaria.

CK-12 Foundation

An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.

Computer Tutorials

Free computer tutorials from GCF Global. Topics covers basics such as typing, email, Internet safety etc.

Coursera

Sign up for free online courses from universities around the world.

Dance Mat Typing

Free online typing tutorial.

EduMed.org

Directory of quality higher education programs in the medical and allied health fields. Includes information about careers, how online and hybrid programs work, key information about accreditation, financial aid, and scholarships and issues faced by health care professionals such as compassion fatigue.

EngVid: Free English Video Lessons

Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

Instructables

A collaborative do-it-yourself website where people share what they do and how they do it, covering topics ranging from crafts to sports and games to technology and more.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

Knitting Help.com

Free online knitting how-to videos.

LearnFree.org

Free online learning modules on computer technology, reading, math and everyday life.

Lifehacker

Tips and downloads for getting things done with a focus on computers and technology.

MIT Open Courseware

MIT's free, web-based course content. 

Mouse Practice

Site for beginning computer users to practice with the mouse.

New User Tutorial (Mouse Basics)

Step by step basic tutorial on the use of a computer mouse.

Open Education Database

Open Education Database is a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses online.

PBS Learning Media

This site offers the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. Parents and teachers have free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources.

USA Learns

Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.

UsingEnglish.com

Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.

WeCAN Computer Literacy Courses

Microsoft Digital Learning Training materials covering computer basics and Microsoft Office provided by WeCAN (Wireless Empowerment Community Access Network), a part of the Houston Public Library.

WikiHow

wikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual.