Public libraries have always supported self-directed learning, through printed books to audio language courses on disc. Providing access to high quality, online lessons builds on that important mission. Try out the resources below to take your skills and expertise to a higher level. 

Each resource below allows you to create accounts and track your progress, often earning certificates of learning along the way. Grab your all important library card and get started!


Nearly 1000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Part of digitalmainelibrary, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides links to projects and how-to videos on a wide range of creative endeavors.

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Over 4000 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.

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Kanopy Video Streaming

In addition to entertaining movies and children's programs, our new video streaming service Kanopy offers instructional films and lessons including access to the Great Courses.

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Language Learning

Available through digitalmainelibrary, a service of of the Maine State Library.

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