Looking to learn Photoshop, a new language or prep for the GMAT? We have you covered!
Below are web-based, digital resources available through the library for self-guided learning.
*In-library use only.
This American Graphics Institute digital book collection provides books, video tutorials, and lesson files for patrons of the Wellesley Library. No-cost access is provided to this collection of books and video tutorials covering a range of popular technology topics. Digital books and videos are available for learning digital design software applications, video editing tools, web design and web coding skills, and office applications. More than one million of these books are in print, and visitors to the Wellesley Library can access current and past digital versions of these titles online.
ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.
BiblioBoard® contains a large collection of ebooks, including a variety of ‘For Dummies’ topics. Within BiblioBoard® search a topic or browse by ‘Category’ (top right corner). Within a category the ‘For Dummies’ books will appear.
EBL offers various ‘For Dummies’ ebooks and instructional/reference ebooks on topics ranging from languages and carpentry to photography and software.
An ebook lending platform developed in collaboration with leading university and research libraries and with academic publishers. Offering content across all subject areas EBL features content from major academic publishers worldwide, including titles from Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Academic, Springer, World Scientific and others. Ebooks can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
DigitalLearn.org, created by the Public Library Association, is a collection of free self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, including computer basics, navigating the internet and productivity tools.
GCFLearnFree assists millions of users from around the world learn essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st Century. Offering over 125 million tutorials covering topics from Microsoft office, and email to technology, math, reading and everyday life. GCFLearn is a free site with no fees.
Hoopla offers a variety of ‘Great Courses’ for instant streaming.
Hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, ebooks and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and Hoopla’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.
Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy has partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Educational and career test preparation materials; includes a computer skills training component (Microsoft Office); includes basic math, reading and English grammar, reading and speaking tutorials. Practice taking tests: ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT, Citizenship, and many more including occupation preparation exams, entrance exam practice tests, WorkKeys assessments, and TOEIC preperation.
In addition Learning Express Library offers tutorials for elementary, middle and high school students as well as graduate school exam prep. Create your own account using your library card number.
Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 60 different language courses and ESL instruction for speakers of 18 languages. The newest feature is language learning through film with popular films in their native language.
Optimal Resume is a comprehensive online resource for job seekers. Create resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and video resumes. Assess your skills and practice interviewing. Manage an unlimited number of career documents from one central location and share your credentials on your own professional website and across social networking sites.
Our OverDrive collection includes how-to and instructional ebooks for learning a language, study aides and workbooks, software and hardware manuals and much more.
Techboomers launched in 2015 and is a free educational website designed to teach older adults and other inexperienced Internet users. Techboomers.com introduces users to new websites and internet-based applications. Techboomers uses an easily navigated directory, free video and article tutorials and on-site product alerts.