Polk County Public Libraries offers free online training

COLUMBUS, N. C.,– Lynda.com, an online training website where you can learn skills in a wide variety of topics, is now available free of charge through Polk County Public Libraries. Lynda.com is an American online education company offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Thousands of courses are available, with topics ranging from business marketing to web development to design and photography. Whether you want to brush up on Excel or learn how to create videos so you can become the next YouTube star, Lynda’s got you covered. Go to polklibrary.org/resources to get started today. Free access is available only through the library website.

In addition to Lynda.com, PCPL offers an abundant selection of other online resources, including car repair information and diagrams from AutoMate, genealogy and family history from HeritageQuest, language learning from Mango Languages, and real-time investment data from Morningstar Investment Research Center. All you need is your library card! If you are not a current PCPL cardholder, simply visit the Columbus or Saluda Library with a photo ID and proof of your current mailing address. Library online resources will also be available to Polk County Schools’ students with StudentAccess accounts.

Polk County Public Libraries has two libraries, Columbus Library and Saluda Library, as well as outreach services. PCPL offers books, movies, music, audiobooks, and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, as well as public computers and wireless internet access. PCPL offers regularly scheduled programs for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.polklibrary.org.