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Introducing the website formerly known as Lynda.com— LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning - Free skill development from Stark Library

Lynda.com is integrating with LinkedIn to become LinkedIn Learning— but don’t worry, it’s still FREE with your library card. You’ll just need a LinkedIn account to get personalized recommendations for content, courses and learning paths that help you meet your career goals and educational interests.

Learn about marketing, Excel, coding or even animation— FREE. With more than 6,000 courses in software development, web development, design, art, business, and more you’re sure to find something new to learn. All you need is a Library card!

Getting Started

Getting started is simple. All you need is a Stark Library card to access LinkedIn's wealth of knowledge for FREE. To log in click the link below and enter your library card and PIN. If you are directed to LinkedIn, you will need to sign in with or create your LinkedIn account.

Log In

( Need a Library card? It's fast and easy! )

Enjoy FREE classes taught by industry experts at:

  • Web Design
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere)
  • Music
  • Web Development
  • Wordpress and Dreamweaver 
  • Google Docs
  • Data Analysis
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office
    (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Banking for Business
  • Quickbooks
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media Marketing / Advertising
  • And much more…


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access LinkedIn Learning?

Getting started is easy!  You will need to use your LinkedIn account to login and use LinkedIn Learning.  or if you do not have an account, will need to create one. 

I don’t want to create a LinkedIn account, can I still use it?

You will need a LinkedIn account to access LinkedIn Learning and certificates. If you prefer not to register for an account, we urge you to download and save your completed courses ASAP. Without an account you won’t be able to access your certificates of completion.

Will I lose my progress in Lynda.com courses?

No. Your Lynda.com progress, achievements, and badges will carry over to your LinkedIn account. You will, however, need a LinkedIn account to access them.

How much does LinkedIn Learning access cost?

It’s free! All you need to get FREE access to more than 6,000 courses is your Stark Library card. Don’t have a Library card? Click here to sign up

Can I access LinkedIn Learning from home?  

You can access courses from anywhere you have a computer, speakers and internet connection. Just make sure to start your visit through the Stark Library website to get free access.

Can I still use LinkedIn Learning if I have late fees?

As long as your library card is in good standing you can access courses. If you have outstanding late fees, we can help with that! Just visit any of our librarians to have them waived and check out our fine free policy. If your card has been suspended, your access may be compromised— please see one of our librarians to learn more.

Are classes timed?

The great thing about LinkedIn Learning is that you can work at your own pace and around your schedule. 

What tech capabilities do I need?

To access LinkedIn Learning, you’ll need a PC, laptop, or mobile device with a fast internet connection (3G, 4G, or broadband) and an up-to-date web browser. For full requirements, learn more at: https://www.lynda.com/support/SystemRequirements.aspx


Your Privacy

Will LinkedIn store my library card number and PIN?

LinkedIn will encrypt and store the library card number, but your PIN will not be stored.

Do I need to give LinkedIn a lot of personal information?

You're the boss of your LinkedIn profile, so how much of your personal information you share is up to you.If you're seeking professional social development, you may want to fill out a full profile, but if you prefer obscurity, all you need to provide is an email address and initials. You can even use a one-off email address for increased privacy. (Learn more) The library only shares your card number as part of the verification process.

What is the Library’s stance on privacy?

The Library takes your privacy very seriously. If you choose to continue to access Linda.com from LinkedIn, you will be subject to their privacy policies. A requirement that library users disclose personally identifiable information runs counter to the association’s Library Bill of Rights. Read more about the ALA’s stance on privacy here.

Will my information be safe with LinkedIn?

LinkedIn states it is moving the Lynda.com information within the LinkedIn environment to strengthen protections around user data, and to provide Lynda users with better tools for managing how their information may and may not be used. Read LinkedIn’s privacy policy here