Learning Resources

Adult Learning Center (Brainfuse)
Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available Monday-Sunday, 3pm-12am.

Area Colleges, Universities & Trade Schools (website)
Links to local colleges, etc.

Area Schools (website)
Links to local school districts.

Aspire: Learn More, Earn More (website)
Formerly known as A.B.L.E. (Adult Basic and Literacy Education), Ohio’s Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment.

Basic ESL – Learn English Online
Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.

Computer Training Resource
Information about where to find computer instruction in this area: library programs, online resources, websites, community organizations, and educational providers.

This resource offers free BMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver’s license!

Fake News, Misinformation & Propaganda (website)
Check the resources linked here to learn how to detect fact news and become media smart.

Gale Courses (Gale)
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from account to computers to personal development.

GCF Learn Free (website)
An online learning center with over 750 free brief tutorials covering everything from life skills to resume writing, it is especially strong on computer tutorials for Operating Systems and software applications, such as Word and Excel.

HelpNow (Brainfuse)
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.

HSE (High School Equivalency) Classes & Testing Centers (website)
Links to online resources and local institutions offering High School Equivalency (HSE) classes for GED, HiSet, & TASC tests.  Also find where to obtain a 22+ Adult High School Diploma.

Hoopla (Midwest Tape)
With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card.  Lots of educational resources when you browse the education category under eBooks, Movies and Television.

JobNow (Brainfuse)
Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.  Computer software lessons available 24×7 365 days a year found at Skill Surfer.

Learning Express Library (LearningExpress)
Offering interactive tutorials and practice exams, this resource helps people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

Little PIM (Mango)
Introduces children, 0-6, to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy.

Lynda.com (LinkedIn)
Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Lynda.com

Mango Languages
Mango is our online language-learning tool! There are dozens of language courses available- French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, English, Polish, Hebrew, etc.

Mousercise (website)
A mousing exercise to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse.

Online Schools (website)
Find links to online schools (K-12 and colleges) and homeschooling information.

Proctoring Locations (website)
This is a list of proctoring exam locations in Mahoning County.

Scholarships (website)
Find links to locate scholarships and financial aid.

Typing.com (website)
Free online lessons to learn how to type.

TypingTest.com (website)
Take a 1-minute typing test to learn how many words per minute (wpm) you can type.