Starting October 1, 2019, Lynda.com users will only be able to access the Lynda library of training classes through LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a social network for professionals and you can create a personal account or access your existing account at linkedin.comopens a new window.
Why is this change happening?
Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn. Since the purchase, LinkedIn has been planning to integrate the Lynda library of training classes into their brand and their platform. The new resource will be called LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.
How to access Lynda.com
All training content from Lynda.com will transfer to LinkedIn.com as of October 1, 2019. A LinkedIn account will be required to access the Lynda resources. If you already have a LinkedIn account, you will be able to access your previous Lynda courses with your library card number and PIN. If you do not have a LinkedIn account and you attempt to access Lynda courses, you will be prompted to create a LinkedIn account.
What information is required to create a LinkedIn account?
LinkedIn will require your name, email address and a password to create an account. Users must be 16 years or older to create an account.
Is LinkedIn a secure social network?
For information regarding LinkedIn’s security settings, please visit Managing Your Accountopens a new window or Understanding Your Privacy Settingsopens a new window.
Can I still access Lynda via the library website?
The training courses will be accessed either directly from LinkedIn or via the library website, with a link to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.
Do I need my library card to access the trainings through LinkedIn?
If you already have a LinkedIn account, you will be able to access your previous Lynda courses with your library card number and PIN.
Will the training resources still be free of charge with my library card?
Yes, the LinkedIn Learning for Libraries will be a free resource for those with a library card and LinkedIn account.
Will the full library of Lynda classes still be available on LinkedIn Learning for Libraries?
Yes, all content will transfer from Lynda to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, and even increase. LinkedIn reports that with Lynda Library, patrons had access to 7,000 courses in English. With the upgrade to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, there will be more than 14,000 courses offered in seven languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.