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.
CreativeBug offers 1000+ online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques for adults and children presented by inspiring artists, designers, and crafters. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.
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’ and Pimsler Language learning 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.
LinkedIn Learning is a growing video tutorial library of 3,000+ courses and 130,000 videos to enable learners to gain skills in business, design, web development, multimedia, software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Python, Open Source applications), social media, and photography/video. This database requires joining LinkedIn by supplying your email address, your library card, and library PIN (password). It is not necessary to set up a profile in LinkedIn.
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.
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.