Take advantage of free educational resources.


Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills, helps you build skills in key areas, and lets you demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges.
Included are assessments, instructor-led curricula, and self-directed online learning in three main areas:
Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint

EBSCO Learning Express

Achieve your goals in school, at work and in life

Whether you’re looking to improve your core skills, prepare for college admissions tests, obtain your high school equivalency or join the workforce, LearningExpress Library Complete ― a powerful e-learning platform from EBSCO LearningExpress ― has everything you need. LearningExpress Library contains a collection of practice tests, quizzes, tutorials, microlessons, e-books, articles and flashcards to help you achieve your goals.

Using LearningExpress Library Complete, you can:

• Prepare for the ACT, SAT and AP college admissions exams
• Build skills in math, reading, writing, social studies, science and technology
• Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the WorkKeys Assessments, the ASVAB and career licensure exams
• Prepare for ACCUPLACER college placement tests and CLEP exams
• Study for graduate school admissions exams (DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and PCAT)
• Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs
• Study for the GED (Resources also available in Spanish)
• Prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam (Resources also available in Spanish)

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Get live help with math, reading, writing, and language arts anytime day or night with Brainfuse HelpNow! The online tutoring you know and love has expanded tutoring hours for all California students. Math, reading, and writing tutors are available 24/7. Tutors in other subjects are available from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Brainfuse Vetnow

FREE Live Online Assistance for, Veterans, and their Families.  Career,  Veteran Support and Learning Tools. Connect with a coach to get help in job search, resumes, career path.   Connect with an expert veteran to learn about VA benefits and community resources. Connect with a live tutor for help with academic  and reading/writing skills.

California State Library

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Gale Presents Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 3500+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity.

Mango Languages

Choose from 70+ world languages to learn with tools that adapt to how you learn best. Listen to conversations between native speakers, and use Voice Comparison to match your pronunciation with native-speaker audio. Try Mango now!

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Learn how to start conversations in American Sign Language with basic greetings, introductory phrases, and important cultural insights. The lessons provide modeling by native ASL signers with a variety of ASL accents.

Access Mango Inside directly or log into your Mango Languages account and search 'ASL' in the language search bar.



Safari is now O’Reilly for Public Libraries.

With O’Reilly for Public Libraries, you  get unlimited access to 50K+ titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), 30K+ hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business. And with a range of content formats tailored to all levels, you can learn in the way that works best for you.

NOTE: O'Reilly is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Learn how to do basic searches, use email, explore Facebook and more!
Berkeley Public eLibrary

Enjoy and learn with our elibrary wherever you are, whenever you wish.

View an alphabetical list of our online resources.

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Stream independent, international, classic and documentary films including The Criterion Collection, Great Courses and PBS as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopystreaming.com and create an account by clicking on the Sign Up button.

2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.

3. Add your library card number.

4. Start watching videos! You have 30 tickets available per calendar month. (What are tickets?)

Note: Kanopy Kids do not deduct tickets to view. Learn more about tickets.

NOTE: Kanopy is not available through our OPAC terminals. Check out a Chromebook at any branch to use this resource.

Kanopy will only work on Chromebooks through the Kanopy app, currently on the Google Play app store.

Kanopy is accessible through Extras section on the Libby (from Overdrive) app.

Libros digitales

¡Presentamos MakeMake libros electrónicos en español para niños!

MakeMake es una colección de 500 libros electrónicos en español de alta calidad para jóvenes de 3 a 12 años. Esta colección incluye libros ilustrados, libros de lectura, ficción y libros interactivos donde los niños pueden leer y escuchar el texto al mismo tiempo. La interfaz y la búsqueda están en español y la mayoría de los títulos de MakeMake están escritos por escritores latinoamericanos. Todo lo que necesita es una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Pública de Berkeley para acceder a MakeMake en una PC, tableta o teléfono inteligente. MakeMake proporciona acceso simultáneo ilimitado sin límites de salida ni listas de espera

Introducing MakeMake Spanish eBooks for Children!
MakeMake is a collection of 500 high-quality Spanish language e-books for youth ages 3-12. This collection includes picture books, read-along books, fiction and interactive books where kids can read and listen to the text at the same time.  The interface and search is in Spanish and most of the titles on MakeMake are written by Latin American writers.  All you need is a Berkeley Public Library card to access MakeMake on a PC, tablet or smartphone. MakeMake provides unlimited simultaneous access with no check out limits or waitlists.

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Coursera: helps you build the skills you need for in-demand jobs.

Provides access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.

Use this link to register if you have not created a Coursera account yet.