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Library Resources: Spotlight on Gale Courses

If you've ever wanted to go back to school but hesitated because of cost or time, check out our online learning options, free with your library card! The library offers a variety of resources for online classes, covering just about any topic you can think of.

Gale Courses offers a wide range of interactive classes on topics including professional development and personal enrichment, led by live instructors. The program is entirely online, with each course lasting six weeks. New sessions start once a month. Students can expect to spend two to four hours each week completing two lessons while participating and interacting with other students and instructors in an online discussion area.

Courses are offered covering the following topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • College Readiness
  • Computer Applications
  • Design and Composition
  • Health Care and Medical
  • Language and Arts
  • Law and Legal
  • Personal Development
  • Teaching and Education
  • Technology
  • Writing and Publishing

You can browse or search the available classes here. Once you find one you're interested in taking, click the red "Enroll Now" button next to it. You'll select a starting date for your course, and then login or create an account with your email address. You'll enter your library card number (found on the back of your card), and receive a message confirming your enrollment.

You can read more about Gale Courses at their blog. Find student reviews, learn about new course offerings, and read about learning opportunities.

What classes are you taking through the library? Let us know what you have learned!