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Online Learning

The Idaho Falls Public Library, in coordination with the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho State Department of Education, offers our community these valuable online learning resources.

Community Education Program

Workforce development and digital literacy training, including Microsoft Office certifications. Choose from multiple learning formats, including self-paced, online learning.

Learning Express Library

Chart your own learning journey using online courses available through the Learning Express Library, brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries.

Lynda.com

Choose from thousands of online courses available through Lynda.com, brought to you by the Idaho Falls Public Library.

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Enroll in our community education program to participate in official Microsoft coursework and certification programs, brought to you by the Idaho Falls Public Library and Idaho State Department of Education.

Rosetta Stone Languages

Access up to 30 complete language modules online through Rosetta Stone Learning, brought to you by the Idaho Falls Public Library.

All Online Libraries

This was just the beginning. We have many other online learning and research libraries, including auto repair libraries, curated research databases, a genealogy library, and more!

Classes and Workshops

The Idaho Falls Public Library and our community partners host regular workshops and classes for our community. Participation in these classes may require registration, but they are free of charge.

Better Living in Idaho Falls

Join local University of Idaho Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and registered dietician, Leslee Branch, for regular workshops hosted at the Idaho Falls Public Library. Learn about living a healthy lifestyle.

Community Education Program

Workforce development and digital literacy training, including Microsoft Office certifications. Choose from multiple learning formats, including traditional, face-to-face classes in our computer room.

Every Child Ready to Read

Idaho Falls Public Library staff host semi-annual workshops to support parents and their 4- or 5-year-old children who are learning to read. Our curriculum provides advice, encouragement, and free resources. Brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Sign up in our children’s library. Workshops are typically offered in February/March and September/October.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Certification

Learn the core functions of Microsoft Excel 2016, then demonstrate your knowledge by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certificate for Excel 2016.

Microsoft Word 2016 Certification

Learn the core functions of Microsoft Word 2016, then demonstrate your knowledge by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certificate for Word 2016.

Parenting with Love and Logic

Love allows children to grow through mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Learn how to use this important balance in your parenting. Taught by Desiree and Dave Mecham, certified trainers and library volunteers. Sign up at our third-floor reference desk. Workshops are typically offered in January/February and October/November.

Solid Finances Webinars

Tune into these monthly lunchtime webinars sponsored by a consortium of Extension Service educators from Idaho, Montana, and elsewhere around the country. Webinars are typically offered September through March.

Research

Do you have a research paper or project to complete? The Idaho Falls Public Library can supplement and support your research:

Reference Services

Visit our junior or adult desks to locate books in our reference and nonfiction collections.

Idaho Room

The Idaho Falls Public Library maintains a special collection in our Idaho Room. Find books about our region, titles published by local authors, historic information, and more. Our Wilson Rawls information is housed in the Idaho Room.

Digital Library

Visit our digital library page to access a variety of research databases.

Lili.org

View all the database resources provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries

Worldbook Citation Builder

Log into this online tool to export your citations in the proper style format.

Google Scholar

Learn how to use Google Scholar for your work.

Newpaper Microfilm Collection

Visit the second floor of the Idaho Falls Public Library to browse back issues of local and national newspapers. Note: These collections are not available online.