Lifelong Learning
people using learning services

Love to learn? Whether you’re interested in learning for personal growth or professional development, we have free online and in-person resources to help you continue your education in everything from math to meditation. Use your Broward County Library card to access a world of knowledge and discovery. 


Online Resources

  • Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate online.

  • HelpNow from BrainFuse: Free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/language arts, foreign language lab, writing lab, math (algebra to calculus), science, and social studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. Citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day, 2-11PM. Assistance is also available in Spanish.

  • Hoopla: Borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to watch on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Download format:  Apple® | Android | Amazon Prime​

  • Lynda.com​: Online platform for learning business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.* 

  • Overdrive: Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos to your mobile device using just your library card. Catalog offers over two million titles and includes New York Times Bestsellers. Visit Overdrive Help for additional eBook assistance. Technical support for eBooks and audiobooks. The current Overdrive app is still available, but check out Libby,​ an app to help you find books on Overdrive.​ Download formats: Apple® | Android | Windows® Mobile | App Help​

  • Rosetta Stone: If you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as non-native English speakers or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone includes 30 languages with core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Rosetta Stone is accessible from anywhere and the mobile app helps learners to reinforce language learning on the go. Visit Rosetta Stone's website to register with your library card before downloading the app. Download formats: Apple® | Android™ | Amazon Prime​ ​

  • Universal Class: Online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Over 500 courses available (everything from the ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101).


Branch Resources
Classes

Literacy Programs - includes Each One, Teach One, English Cafe, Crossroads Cafe, Citizenship Classes, El Club Spanish Classes
Literacy improvement opportunities and the use of, and access to, computer technology for underserved area youth and adults. The program is designed to assist students with homework, provide enhanced English language programs for adults and increase the availability of computer technology and training to all ages. The program provides additional literacy support in the form of dedicated literacy coordinators, laptop computers and software at nine library locations that have the greatest need for literacy services. For more information, please contact us at 954-357-6230 or learningservices@broward.org.



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