Never stop learning with FREE access to with your library card

Never stop learning with FREE access to with your library card

Did you know that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers customers FREE access to lynda's expansive library of instructional videos?

Valued at more than $300 a year, this benefit is yours FREE just by logging in with your library card number or ONE Access account number and password.

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For 20 years, has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers – anyone in any role – develop software, creative and business skills.

Become an expert in that thing you've always wanted to know more about by creating your own tutorial playlists or browsing's "Learning Paths"—bundled tutorials designed to provide a crash course for a particular topic. courses are taught by industry professionals with real-world experience and can be filtered by category, length, skill level and more to provide a personalized, reliable learning experience. also offers courses in five languages!

Learning on can happen anywhere with apps for your computer, mobile device and TV, featuring enhanced navigation and faster streaming. And now that is owned by LinkedIn, you can easily post the training you complete to your profile.

So, what's available with

More than 3,000 courses (and more than 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production and business. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.

  • Photography: how to shoot photos that tell a story, choose the right gear, edit photos and more.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and more.
  • Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.
  • Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.
  • Business and career skills: productivity, marketing, time management and more.
  • Job Search Tools: Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.

Course offerings on are always being updated, so check back often for even more learning opportunities.

Don't know where to start?

Those who aren't sure what they need can browse curated playlists to get started in any subject. These playlists are like a mix tape—they're a great way to discover new topics you never knew you wanted to learn.

You can access using your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card or ONE Access account (CMS student or staff ID number). If you don't have a library card yet, you can apply below.

If you do have a library card, start using today! Once you are logged in, the next step is to create a personalized account by entering a name and email address. This account can help manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks and Certificates of Completion.

What are you waiting for?

Take a closer look at today and discover a new skill you'd like to learn—on your time!