Lifelong Learning

Premium Online Tools

To use any of our Premium Tools, you need an active Capital Area District Libraries card. If you do not have a card, you can sign up online.

 

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The Great Courses program offers the best of the best college-level courses for lifelong learners in video and audiobook format.  Our Kanopy streaming video service has a robust selection of the video courses. Prefer digital audiobooks?  Our hoopla service has over 170 Great Courses audiobooks. And we also have a selection of Great Courses DVDs and Books on CD in our physical collection.

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Knowledge City is a video instruction tool with courses on a variety of business and computer topics. Excellent resource for small businesses that need training on HR topics. 

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Covers subjects of interest for elementary aged children through adults, including: test preparation materials, interactive practice exams, job and career acceleration tools, and skill building resources.  

 

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Thousands of high-quality online instructional videos by recognized industry experts on the latest software, creative, and business skills. Log on and learn at your own pace. This resource can only be accessed with an individual library card account. Due to vendor restrictions, we cannot provide access to business card accounts.

Learn How to Get Started Using Lynda.com

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Learn 80 languages (including English) in any of 50 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.  For ages 3 to Adult

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Access live online tutors with no need for an appointment from 2-9pm. Or, use a number of services anytime, including: Drop-Off Review for essays/writing, resumes/cover letters, and even math help; and Self-Study Tools, with standardized test prep resources and more! 

Learn How to Get Started Using Tutor.com

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Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing including: independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions & insurance companies; conservative buy-hold-sell ratings of thousands of stocks, mutual funds & exchange traded funds; personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance information and reports; and easy-to-understand downloadable guides on a variety of financial literacy topics such as creating a budget, saving for retirement, and much more! 

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Learning Events for Adults

Crafts, technology, food, history . . . there are events for the curious at the library.