You probably already know that your San Mateo County Libraries card is your best quarantine friend when it comes to staying entertained and educated at home. From eBooks to streaming movies to learning resources, we’ve got you covered. In these uncertain times, your library card can also help you stay afloat in the job market. In addition to our other skill development resources, San Mateo County Libraries now offers Udemy.
Udemy offers more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. Courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics, so learners develop skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas.
More Than Just Work Skills
Beyond tech and business skills, Udemy also has personal development classes. If you’re looking for ways to improve your health, you might consider Udemy’s classes on yoga, fitness, and mindfulness. There are also courses on language learning, art, photography, music, and more!
All it takes is a library card and a Microsoft or Google account to gain access to thousands of online courses. You can filter search results by course features, competency level, duration, topic, and ratings. You can also see popular courses and trending skills. As you use Udemy, you’ll see suggested courses based on classes you’ve already taken. When courses are completed, you can download a certificate of course completion.
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Career Resources at the Library
Your San Mateo County Libraries card can unlock thousands of online courses and videos. In addition to Udemy, you have access to:
- Business, technology, design, and creative courses through Lynda.
- IT Certification, computer programming and business courses from Skillsoft Library.
- Programming and IT eBooks from Safari eBooks.
- Great Courses Series and other educational videos through Kanopy.
- Language learning from Mango Languages.
What class will you take first? Let us know in the comments.