How to Get Free Access to Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning

Tips for learning without a paid subscription

Image Courtesy: Richmond Hill Public Library

Why Lynda.com?

It’s a treasure of knowledge. The website has accumulated content since 1995 and constantly evolving. You can learn almost anything and everything. Compared to learning on YouTube, Lynda.com has structured courses and learning paths taught by excellent certified tutors. You get a nice certificate as well after completing the course.

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Google it

Visiting Lynda.com, you will not be able to find any information on whether or not your local public library provides free access. The first thing you can do is google it and see if your local public library has any special program to provide access to Lynda.com for its members. Make sure you search in the following manner for better results.

Authenticate

Once you find the appropriate link in the google results, browse to the page and follow the guidelines provided by the library. Normally, you will have to authenticate using your library card number and PIN to gain access. In my case, I had to click on the “Access Now” button to authenticate using my library card number and PIN, as shown in the image below.

Bookmark and Happy Learning!

That’s it! If you have gained access, that should be free. Say thanks to your local library for bringing this wealth of information to you just in few clicks. I usually bookmark the login page and save the credentials in the browser to revisit without much effort later. As I mentioned in the beginning, Lynda.com has lots of cool stuff for you to learn. Click on the “Library” link beside the logo to browse your topic of interest and keep learning.

How do I access LinkedIn Learning for free?

Well, after Microsoft acquired Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is nothing but Lynda.com. However, Microsoft did change the technology to stream the videos in a better way. I have taken courses both in LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com. I found the quality of streaming was better in LinkedIn Learning. But, there was no difference in the content. So, how do you access LinkedIn Learning without a subscription?

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