Training and Education Resources

ALISON is a free, online platform for individual learners to learn skills at a certified, standards based level. They offer over 300 courses to choose from, ranging from IT to Business Management to English Language Skills to Personal Development courses. The courses they offer are free to all individual learners.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers wide range of free online classes, led by expert instructors. Library card holders are entitled to take six courses per calendar year. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Goodwill Community Foundation LearnFree

GCFLearnFree aims to provide adult learners with opportunities to strengthen career and life skills that can help them succeed in the 21st century. The content spans reading, math, technology, workplace skills and more.


Jobscan was born as a result of a job seeker’s frustration. When James Hu found himself on the job hunt in 2013, he discovered that the powerful portals companies were using for hiring were simply parsing, ranking, and filtering resumes with an algorithm based on keywords. Knowing that he’d have to carefully tailor his resume for each application in order to be noticed, he built Jobscan from scratch to automate the process. provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management.

You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone.

Is free with a Los Angels county Library card and pin #. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.


The world’s largest selection of courses, choose from over 100,000 online video courses with new additions published every month.

Universal Class

Universal Class has nearly 500 online classes taught by real instructors. A diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health, technology and many more.

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This page updated 2019 March 11.