American Rescue Plan Act offers extensive access to online courses

Auburn, CA – Placer County Library customers can now access free online professional training at all Placer County libraries and on the Placer County Library Services website. The California State Library recently announced the awarding of a $4.3 million prize US Bailout Act grant to provide libraries across the state with access to online professional training, skill building, college and professional exam preparation, and professional development in multiple languages ​​for a variety of skill levels.

Through this program, customers can access Coursera, GetSetUp, LearningExpress, LinkedIn Learning, Northstar and Skillshare for free. These online resources expand the Digital Workforce Platform offerings at Placer County Library and allow patrons to enter the library (or visit the Placer County Library website ), participate in online courses, take practice exams, learn new skills, and more, all for free.

“The library is there to help you. If you’re getting back on your feet or finding your next chapter, take a look.

Mary George, Director of Library Services

“Let your library surprise you”

“I hope our community finds these online resources helpful, informative, transformative and fun,” said Mary George, Director of Placer County Library Services. “The library is there to help you. If you’re getting back on your feet or finding your next chapter, take a look. “Let your library surprise you. One click can save you time and money. We are extremely grateful to the California State Library and ARPA Funds for allowing us to add these valuable resources.

Coursera’s 5,000+ online courses, Skillshare’s 35,000 videos, GetSetUp’s interactive courses, and LinkedIn Learning’s course suite translate to savings of over $1,000 per user per year. The resources available at the Placer County Library contribute to personal economic development, foster communities of lifelong learners, increase digital equity, and meet the information needs of a 21st century society.

These and other resources are available on the Placer County Library website at This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for libraries and museums nationwide. IMLS advances, supports, and strengthens museums, libraries, and related organizations in the United States through grantmaking, research, and policy development.


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