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Free educational resources for computer basics, crafts, language, computer coding, and university courses.

Computer Basics

JobNow! Library Subscription!
Training and practice tests in hundreds of subject areas, including AP subjects, career certifications, GED, GRE, GMAT, and more. Login with your Berlin library card.

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

GCFGlobal from Goodwill Community Foundation
Self-paced video tutorials on topics like computers, internet, email, Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), as well as job applications, math, reading, and more.


Crafts and DIY

Creativebug Library Subscription!
Watch more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

User-created instructions for circuits, crafts, cooking, living, and outdoors—plus workshops and classroom projects!



Transparent Language Library Subscription!
Learn a new language with easy lessons! Pick from 120 different languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) created specifically for speakers of 35 different languages.



Learn the basics of computer programming using interactive tools.

Learn to code, build projects, and earn certifications.


University Courses

While they are free to use, some of these university courses also offer paid versions that will earn you school credits, professional certificates, or even degrees.

An open online university founded by Harvard and MIT, with courses from over 120 institutions, including discussion boards and quizzes. Courses are free to audit (watch videos and join discussions) for a limited period.

MIT OpenCourseWare
Virtually all MIT course content, including lectures, lecture notes, homework assignments, sample tests and many other materials from the actual courses at MIT.

Khan Academy
Classes in math, science, engineering, arts, humanities—at preschool to high school levels. Also includes college test prep.