Learn a New Skill
What is lynda.com?
lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development, and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
We are pleased to offer our library cardholders access to lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a Charles County Library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by visiting the library’s lynda.com site.
Learn a Language
Languages courses are offered in 72 languages, and include specialty courses focused on specific subjects.
Use Mango Languages on a PC or Mac:
You can try Mango as a guest, but to save your progress, create a profile with your email address, a password, and your Charles County Library card number. Once you’ve logged in, choose the language you want to start to learning.
Courses, at all levels, are offered in 30 languages, including English. Library cardholders can access Rosetta Stone through any computer with speakers and a microphone, or from a mobile device PDF File.
On the EBSCO page, click Rosetta Stone Library Solution. If you are accessing Rosetta Stone outside the library, you will be prompted to enter your Charles County Library card number.
NOTE: If you decide that you want to switch to learning a new language, you must first log out of Rosetta Stone and then log back in and choose a new language.
Download Books, Music and Magazines
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.
Get started today! Signing up is free and easy.
This site offers eBooks in the Adobe Reader format and audiobooks. To access eBooks/audiobooks you will need:
- A valid library card
- Access to the Internet (outside the library)
- Free reader software for the device on which you wish to read your eBook
OverDrive can be enjoyed at home, at work, or when you travel!
RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
- Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
- Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
- Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
- Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
- Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
- Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
- No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
Marina is an online catalog of materials owned by all the public libraries in Maryland. Customers can search for and request many of these items themselves, or a Library staff member can assist.
Beanstack is an online book discovery service for children and families, linked to the CCPL catalog. In addition to receiving a weekly book recommendation and learning tip in their e-mail, Beanstack users can also browse books, reading lists, learning tracks, themed guides, and app recommendations.