February 2015

What’s New · Lynda.com Online Training

The Library now offers customers access to Lynda.com, an award-winning online service designed to support learners who want to gain specific software, technology, creative, and business skills .

Lynda.com Tutorials


Using Lynda.com, library cardholders can access a library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Subject areas include:

  • 3D & Animation: Build 3D models, design virtual worlds, and create animations.
  • Audio & Music: Learn how to record and mix songs, make beats, play and customize software instruments, and use popular music production and sound engineering software.
  • CAD Training: Create drawings, prototypes, and manufacture-ready parts. Learn drafting and architecture software like AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit Architecture, and SolidWorks.
  • Design: Get to know Illustrator and InDesign, explore typography, and learn the nuances of designing for print.
  • Developer: Learn how to code, create, and build web applications, from the foundations of object-oriented programming in C and C++, to how to write Java.
  • Video: Learn about videography and motion graphics, including tutorials on storyboarding, color correction, lighting, and video editing in After Effects, Premiere Pro, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro.
  • Web: Learn how to design and create a website, work with CSS, create a content strategy, and analyze user experience design.

Getting Started with Lynda.com

After you've logged in with your library card number and PIN, you will be prompted to create an account with Lynda.com. You'll use this profile to create playlists, manage your course history, keep notes, and track your Certificates of Completion.

Before jumping in, take a few minutes to watch the "How to Use Lynda.com" video. It provides an overview of the site, guidance on viewing the videos, and tips for working with your profile,