As of October 31, 2019, we will no longer offer access to Lynda.com via your Torrance Public Library card. Though your account will still be active with Lynda.com, you would need another access point to the system in order to complete classes or retrieve your certificates. We recommend you complete any classes in process now, and download or print all your certificates before this date. Library staff will not be able to log on to assist you in retrieving anything from your account.
We understand that Lynda.com is a rich and vital online learning platform, and regret we are unable to renew. Lynda.com is rebranding as LinkedIn Learning, and will require all users to create a public LinkedIn account with full and publicly disclosed personal information in order to continue using this service. After careful discussion, both within Torrance Public Library, and with library systems around California and across the United States, we feel this is a violation of your privacy rights, as stated in the Public Records Act of the California Government Code.
Library staff are looking for alternative online learning platforms and expect to bring on new services soon. Though they may not be equivalent in scope, we continue to fulfill our mission by selecting, organizing, and making library materials accessible in a wide variety of formats and look forward to continuing our support of your educational, informational, and recreational goals.
Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Courses can be accessed at the library or from home.
They offer video-based online courses in a variety of professional skills - a valuable resource for anybody looking to land a job, move up in their career, excel in the position they have, or just explore an area of interest. There's something for everyone!
Remote access is available for this database. You will need your library card number and PIN (Usually the last 4 digits of your telephone number).