In an unprecedented time like now, it might be the best time to start looking into learning some new skills, a second language or even dive into a good book or two. Did you know that even though the Calgary Public Library is closed, they still have a lot of online resources available that can help with all of the above and more. Register now for your complimentary library card here and have access to all of these great websites for free!
Learn A New Skill with Lynda.com
Lynda.com is one of the top learning sites for anyone looking to brush up on their skills. If you’re a creative, a young professional or just looking to enhance your expertise, Lynda.com is the perfect resource for you. Through the Calgary Public Library website, you can access for free a ton of online courses such as digital marketing, web development, coding, and many others! All you need is to go to the library’s website, enter your library card details and viola! You have access to their broad course curriculum!
Stream Award Winning Movies with Kanopy
Sometimes all we want to do is stream some really great films and with Kanopy, you can find indie flicks, award winners and even classics! With your Calgary Public Library card, you have free access to the wide selection of films that you can stream in your living room right now. Whether you’re ready to broaden your horizons with a Charlie Chaplin silent film or finally watch the documentary Super Size Me, there’s something for everyone on Kanopy.
Expand Your Foreign Language Repertoire with Rosetta Stone
Always wanted to speak German like a local? Are you ready to brush up on your French so you can say more than grapefruit and hello? Rosetta Stone is one of the world’s most recognized language course providers. With your Calgary Public Library card, you have free access to the interactive software so you can check out what language you’d like to learn. This resource can help you learn a completely new dialect or even help jog your memory on the one you already know!
Read or Listen To An Award-Winning Book with Libby
While right now you can’t browse the beautiful aisles of the Calgary Public Library, you can still get your hands on some incredible books with the Libby app. Available with your library card, you can access all different genres from Harry Potter to Stephen King masterpieces to the recent bestseller The Flatshare for free! Not only that, but you can also get lost in an audiobook while you relax in the bath!