- This summer, Lynda.com will merge into its parent company LinkedIn to become LinkedIn Learning.
- If you already have a LinkedIn account...
- When you go to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, you will log into your LinkedIn account, then enter your library card number and PIN.
- If you don't have a LinkedIn account...
- You will need to create one. After completing LinkedIn's introductory set-up, you can use your library card and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning.
Without a LinkedIn account, you will not be able to reach Lynda.com content, including any certificates you've acquired or courses you've completed. See the FAQ Section below for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I’m new; how do I get started?
- To use LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, you will need a library card from an Ohio public library. To find a public library in Ohio near you, please visit our Find A Library tool. Contact your public library to make sure your card is current.
When you go to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, you will need to either log in as a LinkedIn user or create a new account. Then enter your library card number and PIN. The website will step you through the process, but feel free to ask a librarian for help.
- What is LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content?
- Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software products, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.
- I have used Lynda.com previously. Will my activity transfer over?
- If you used your library card to access Lynda.com, your history—learning paths saved, playlists compiled, certificates earned—should transfer over. If you accessed Lynda.com with a student, business, or personal subscription, your activity will not migrate to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.
- I don't want a LinkedIn account. Can I save the work I've done?
- We recommend that you download and save your completed certificates. You can find those in the user menu at the top right of the Lynda.com page.
- What are some other tools I can use to improve my skills?
- OhioMeansJobs.com is a free virtual learning center to help you prepare for the academic and professional challenges you will face, from high school and college tests to successful career and business skills to citizenship prep and exams. Whether you're a student, an adult, a military veteran or an employer looking to hire, the newly expanded OhioMeansJobs.com can help.