The Newton Free Library is pleased to offer Newton residents free access to lynda.com's library of instructional videos. lynda.com usually requires a paid subscription, but as a resident library cardholder you can access lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection, simply by entering your 14-digit Minuteman Library Network library card barcode (or username) and PIN.
(Please note that you can only access course content through the Newton Free Library's lynda.com login page, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage. Please bookmark accordingly. Also note that while the Library's lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through lynda.com apps. Please use your mobile device's browser.)
Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library barcode you must create a personalized lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address. This account can help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion. Many courses also featured 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.
What is lynda.com?
lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 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. You can learn anything from how to format Excel spreadsheets to doing 3D modeling with AutoCAD. Tutorials are broken down into chapters; and then, those chapters are divided into quick two to ten minute videos.
Courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. Certificates of Completioncan be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. Learn at your own pace and in any order, 24/7!
You can browse or view the full course list, look at syllabi, and preview some course content at lynda.com, without logging in.