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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


The online learning platform adds to the Library’s robust e-resources

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2017—The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the launch of access to, an online training and learning tool for business, software, technology, and creative skills. The digital resource, part of LinkedIn, offers over 10,000 online training and development courses taught by industry experts. It serves more than 10,000 organizations and offers tutorials in five languages.

One of the Library’s strategic goals, as outlined in its current Strategic Plan, is to drive job seekers to the Library for guidance, information, and support. targets this goal, helping users acquire job skills, become more productive in their careers, and advance their job-search capability. Among the site’s most popular courses are iOS App Development Essentials, InDesign Secrets, Adobe Digital Publishing Essentials, and Online Marketing.  The site adds more than 25 new tutorials each week.

“ has been on the Free Library’s wish list for a few years,” said Jamie Wilson, Orders Unit supervisor for the Free Library’s Materials Management Division. “Its variety of course choices appeals to a broad group of learners, and it is popular as a professional development tool, which we hope can attract new users to the Free Library’s digital offerings.”

Access for library cardholders to will begin Tuesday, September 5. Card holders can access the courses on any device by visiting, clicking the link for, and signing in with their library card and PIN. 

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The Free Library of Philadelphia system, with 54 locations and the Rosenbach, advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi, including neighborhood Hotspots; and rich special collections, including  those at Parkway Central Library and at the Rosenbach. With more than 6 million in-person visits and millions more online annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850