Online Learning

The library provides access to some wonderful tools for learning, whether for school or just for fun. See the videos above or by clicking on the Tutorials tab at the right of your screen. In addition, we suggest you check out this selection from the many excellent learning websites that provide free, quality instruction.

  The Crash Course YouTube channel provides short and engaging educational videos on subjects including history, science and literature. Each fast paced video is around 10 minutes long. Especially good for engaging young adults.
 khan academy Khan Academy provides short instructional videos. The emphasis is on math and science but videos cover some other subjects. Also includes videos to help with test preparation.
 udacity Udacity provides free videos of college level courses. After creating an account, you can view as many as you like. View the videos at any time and at your own pace. Options for help and interaction with others are available if desired.
coursera Coursera offers the largest selection of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The college classes are free, but you must register and take the class at the scheduled time. You do not earn college credit but can receive a certificate of completion if all course requirements are completed.
 edx  edX also offers college classes to those who register and participate at the scheduled class time. Participation gains a certificate of completion.


The website has pulled together a list of courses and lectures offered by a wide range of schools and services. It is another tool that can be explored for free educational opportunities.