Say hello to lyndaLibrary! With your WPL library card, you can now access lynda.com, an online education service with an astounding and continually growing collection of courses that includes more than 144,000 top-quality video tutorials taught by experts.

Grow your professional skill set with lynda.com! All lynda.com video tutorials are free with your library card and available 24/7. You can even earn certificates of completion to upload to your LinkedIn profile.

What You Need

To use lyndaLibrary on a Computer

  • An internet connection to stream the content 
  • A PC running Windows 7 SP1 or later, or Mac OS 10.8 or later
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later

To use lyndaLibrary on a Smartphone or Tablet

  • A mobile device with Android 2.3+ or later or iOS 7.0+ or later and can be accessed through your mobile browser.
    Please note that the Lynda.com app is not compatible with library subscriptions.
  • A wireless connection to download or stream the content*
    *Using wireless internet cellular data is not recommended as streaming/downloading multimedia content can consume a lot of bandwidth. Wireless internet access is available at the Woodstock Public Library.

What Kind of Content Does lyndaLibrary Have?

  • Computers and Technology: lyndaLibrary is great for teaching yourself computer software and technology including tutorials on Windows 10, Office 2016, Android, iOS, Facebook and WordPress. For more advanced users, it also includes courses on computer programming and scripting languages for those interested in learning how to code.
  • MakerSpace: Tutorials include 3D printing, audio/video editing, using a green screen and more.
  • Photography: lyndaLibrary offers close to 600 photography courses for all skill levels and all aspects including Photoshop, iPhoto and Lightroom, as well as courses on how to fine tune your camera or taking pictures in low light.
  • Business: You'll find several tutorials on improving business skills, productivity, leadership, project management and presentations.

lyndaLibrary and Your Privacy

In order to access lyndaLibrary, you will be required to create a lyndaLibrary account. lyndaLibrary is a third-party service that is governed by its own privacy policy and practices. We advise that you consult lyndaLibrary's Privacy Policy before agreeing to use this service. When you register for an account, the library will only provide lyndaLibrary with information to verify that you are eligible to borrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create an account?

I already have a lynda.com account. Can I use it?

Are there any limitations?

Is there an app for that?

How can I get help with lyndaLibrary?


How do I create an account?

I already have a lynda.com account. Can I use it?

Yes. 

If you have had access to lynda.com in the past, visiting it through the Woodstock Public Library link will allow you to reactivate your existing account, with all of your playlists and courses intact. 

If you already have access through work or school, please continue to go straight to lynda.com or use your institutional link to lynda.com as the content is exactly the same. 

Are there any limitations?

Yes, but not many! 

  • 100 Woodstock Public Library customers may access lyndaLibrary at any given time
  • Sessions will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • Some course material is not available for download
  • Videos cannot be saved for viewing offline

Is there an app for that?

No. There are lynda.com apps, but they do not yet work with the lyndaLibrary service provided to libraries. However, lynda.com's website is mobile friendly and the video content will work on any device (Android, iOS, tablet, etc.)

NOTE: lynda.com may detect you are on a mobile device and offer to take you to the app. Answer "maybe later" to this prompt.

How can I get help with lyndaLibrary?

Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Book Drop: Available 24/7
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Address

Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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