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Lynda.Com - Free skill development from Stark Library

Learn a new skill, take your business to the next level or brush up on emerging tech trends with free access to the popular online learning platform. Develop your skills in technology, creativity, software, and business—for free! Access over 6,000 courses in software development, web development, design, art, business and more. All you need is a library card!

Getting Started

Getting started is simple. All you need is a Stark Library card to access Lynda's wealth of knowledge for FREE. To log in to Lynda, click the link below.

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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

Getting started is easy!  To ensure you benefit from the Library’s free access, be sure to log in to Lynda through our website. To sign up, click the Log In button. When prompted, simply enter your library card number and pin to start learning.

How much does Lynda access cost?

While access normally costs money, all you need to get FREE access to Lynda’s wealth of knowledge is your Stark Library card.

Don’t have a library card? Click here to sign up

Can I access Lynda from home?  

You can access Lynda 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.

What tech capabilities do I need?

To access Lynda, 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:

Can I view Lynda courses on my phone or tablet?

Yes! If you have a mobile device, you can download the Lynda app from your app store. After you’ve created your account through the Library, follow these steps to get free access on your mobile device:

  1. Create a Lynda account through the Library.
  2. Download the Lynda app from Apple App StoreGoogle Play App Store, or Amazon App Store.
  3. Open the app and click “Already a member?”
  4. Choose the Organization tab from the top of the screen
  5. Under the “Web Portal” section, enter and click the Log In button
  6. Use your Library card and PIN to log in

How do I get started?

Lynda has a video tutorial that will walk you through the basics of using the service and will answer common questions you may have such as “How do I find the latest releases”, “How do I create a playlist”, and more:

Can I still use if I have late fees?

As long as your library card is in good standing you can access Lynda. 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 Lynda is that you can work at your own pace and around your schedule. 

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 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 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