Irving Public Library now offers Lynda.com, a library of instructional videos to library card holders. Using your 14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN, take courses on thousands of business, technology and creative topics.
The library's service is only available through the link above, and not by directly visiting the Lynda.com home page.
Although Lynda.com provides a mobile app, the library's service is only available by using your device's web browser. The library's service does not work with the Lynda.com app.
Once you've logged into Lynda.com, you must create a personalized Lynda.com account using your name and email address. This account allows you to manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion.
Many Lynda.com courses feature exercise files which can be downloaded to a personal computer and used with the software the course is about. If you're watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel, you can download Excel spreadsheets through Lynda.com and work alongside the instructor.
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 reach personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.