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ALC-brainfuse-logo-button Adult Learning Center is a great resource for life-long learners with live one-on-one help on taking the GED, Microsoft Office Suite, and preparing for the US Citizenship Test. Submit your resume online to have your resume critiqued and edited within 24 hours.
Helpnow-logo-buttonBrainfuse HelpNow is now 24/7 tutoring in math, reading, and writing (language arts).
The live hours for all other subjects is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Kindergarten & up). Bilingual tutors in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalong, and Vietnamese.
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This service is offered courtesy of the California State Library.
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CA K-12 Resources buttonThe California State Library K-12 Digital Resources provides free access to Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Resources, ProQuest and TeachingBooks.net for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.
CSL Digital Workforce button The California State Library Career Pathways offers several learning platforms for job skills training, digital literacy, and life-long learning. Learn online from Coursera, GetSetUp, EBSCO LearningExpress, NorthStar Digital Literacy, and Skillshare.
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niche-academy-buttonNiche Academy provides eResources tutorials. Learn to use Virtual Library eResources with step-by-step how-to video tutorials. Each tutorial includes the text of the tutorial and a "Go to" link that will take you to the library eResource.
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Mango Languages ButtonMango Languages off free, online language-learning in over 70 languages and dialects. Mango has English language courses for speakers of 19 different languages. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.
OREILLY button The O’Reilly for Public Libraries includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Accessible from the Thousand Oaks Library only. Offsite access is temporarily unavailable.

Free Online Learning Courses

Codecademy - Offers free courses on programming such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, APIs, PHP and Python.
DigitalLearn.org - An Institute of Museum and Library Services grant funded project by the Public Library Association, to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training including videos and printable handouts. A great complimentary resource to the Learning @ Your Library series.
edX - Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
GCF LearnFree.org - Provides free lessons and self-paced tutorials for MS office, reading, math, basic computer and Internet skills. A great complimentary resource to the Learning @ Your Library series.
Khan Academy - A non-profit organization provides free education for anyone anywhere with an extensive video library covering K-12 math, science, biology, chemistry and physics. It also includes topics such as finance and history.
MIT Open CourseWare - Access to free lecture notes, exams, and videos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
Tech Boomers - Free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. A great complimentary resource to the Learning @ Your Library series.