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Education & Careers

Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is an online learning resource for academic and career test preparation, and reading, writing, math, and science basic skills improvement with practice tests, courses and downloadable ebooks in PDF format.  New test preparation tools enable users to select viewing answers during testing or at the end, after scoring. Practice in untimed or timed modes.

The Career Center includes practice tests to help you prepare for entrance, occupation and military exams as well as job search and workplace skill development. The Computer Center has tutorials on MS Office products, Windows 7, and some CGI software.  There is also an Adult Learning and  High School Equivalency Center that includes the TASC. The College Preparation Center has practice tests for AP, ACT, SAT and PSAT.  The School Center contains tutorials and downloadable ebooks for 4th grade and up.



Lynda.com is an extensive collection of award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills. Achieve your personal and professional goals. Courses are taught by recognized industry experts. Learn what you want, when you want, from our entire library. Build custom playlists to organize courses you want to watch.  Watch courses on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Switch back and forth without ever losing your place.

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Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance — from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding over 5 million up-to-date job postings. Easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. Users can also plan, tailor, and track their individual progress for multiple job searches. If you are already a registered Learning Express Library user, you do not need to register again. Use your LE login for this resource.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooks

Cross-search, read, download, and email chapters from a growing collection of reference books, including study guides : PRAXIS, CLEP, GED, GMAT, GRE, and SAT. There is no loaning or checking out - the books are always available to be read on your computer or portable device. GVRL has ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology built in for 19 languages and on-demand translation for 11 languages.
Salem Careers
The Careers in Human Services guidebook provides insight into potential careers, and instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations.

Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection

Provides content from over 300 largely full-text publications from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Culinary Arts Collection

Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Driving Education Program - Practice Texts

Your Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:
 - 10 car practice tests
 - 6 motorcycle practice tests
 - 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
 - 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
 - An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

Available to Central & City Branch Libraries

100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare New Americans for the Naturalization Test. You will need a personal email in order to set up your ProCitizen account.


A global literacy tool to enable speakers of any of 50 languages can learn to speak any of 60 new languages.  Learn to understand and speak a new language in everyday situations through activities, drills and quizzes. You can also choose from other available learning aids, such as films, music and audio files.  Content is available for learners of all ages. You will need a personal email in order to set up your Pronunciator account. Mobile apps are available for a variety of devices

User Manual in English and Spanish

Last updated January 19, 2016