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Wadsworth Public Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a WPL cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and PIN.

How do I get started?

Step 1: Register for a library card

You will need your library card number and PIN in order to create your Lynda.com account. To learn more about getting a library card, or obtaining your card and PIN (if you already have a card with us), click here.

Step 2: Activate your Lynda.com account

Please note that you can only access course content through the Wadsworth Public Library login page, and not by directly visiting the Lynda.com homepage.

To activate your Lynda.com account, visit this link. There, you'll be prompted to enter your WPL library card number and PIN.

Step 3: You're ready to go!

Bookmark this link to log in and watch videos, create playlists, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you're watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

More about Lynda.com

Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

Courses include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
  • Creative arts including photography, video editing, 3D animation, and more

Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.