CPL cardholders can access Lynda.com content for free by entering your CPL library card number and PIN/Password.
What is Lynda.com?
Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts over 3,000 virtual courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
Note: You can only access Lynda.com course content through Cleveland Public Library’s portal, and not by directly visiting the Lynda.com homepage.
Please also note that while the CPL’s Lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through Lynda.com apps. Use your mobile device’s browser.
New To Lynda.com?
Once you have logged into Lynda.com with your library card number you must create a Lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address. This account helps you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion. Many courses also feature exercise files. Example: if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.
Please contact Lynda.com Support using their contact form for assistance with logging in or other issues using the service.