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CSL online-resources


The California State Library offers subscriptions to the following digital resources to support Californians and their communities recovering from the pandemic.

All the resources are supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

All subscriptions end on September 30, 2024 except for Coursera, regardless of membership activation date. Patrons do not need a library card to sign up except for LinkedIn Learning.

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Brainfuse VetNow offers veterans in acquiring job-enhancing academic skills and navigating the often-complex benefits system. 

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Coursera partners with over 200+ universities and companies to bring job-relevant online learning to individuals.  Learning opportunities range from hands-on projects to certificates and degree programs. Patrons can sign up to Coursera through the CA State Library website. After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at Last day to sign up for Coursera is July 15, 2024. Access ends September 14, 2024.

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EBSCO LearningExpress Complete offers interactive tutorials, practice tests, study tools for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career tests, as well as  U.S. Citizenship classes.

LE Job and Career Accerator button LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator, an easy-to-use online resource from EBSCO LearningExpress, offers the tools you need to explore careers, find open positions, apply for jobs, and get hired.

LinkedIn Learning buttonLinkedIn Learning provides access to over 17,000+ professionally produced video tutorials across business, creative, and technology content libraries.  Additionally, LinkedIn Learning is available in seven different languages and can be accessed via desktop computers and mobile devices through our apps (offline viewing included). Sign in with your library card.

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NorthStar Digital Literacy provides self-guided assessments modules, ready-to-go lesson plans, adhering to a digital literacy standard defining the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and in an online environment.