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Whether you’d like to learn a new language, take a tutorial on our resources, get your high school diploma, polish your Microsoft Office skills or take a class on wedding planning, all of our courses are free and self-paced. Our online classes offer a wide range of subjects to choose from, and don’t forget to check our calendar for special in-library learning programs like résumé help.


Our Online Classes

The Great Courses Library Collection

The Great Courses 

Enjoy thousands of lecture series on a wide variety of subjects, from finance to food and wine.  As part of our rbdigital services, the checkout period for unlimited access to The Great Courses is 7 days.

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Niche Academy

Visit NPL’s Niche Academy for tutorials that will show you how to use library resources like eBooks, databases, language learning tools, and more!

 Procitizen Service


Prepare for the U.S. Naturalization test with more than 100 instructional videos, practice exercises and quizzes to help with civics, reading, and writing.

 pronunciator language service


The Pronunciator language service offers over 130 different languages and has a choice of learning levels. Choose your spoken language and then a language to learn.       

Universal Class

Universal Class 

Access more than 500 courses on a wide variety of subjects with self-paced lessons, exams, assignments and discussion boards. Get real assessments, grades, and feedback from real teachers. All courses are accredited by the IACET and students can download a certificate of Continuing Education Units upon successful course completion.

In-Library Computer & Technology Classes

Class topics range from the basics of computer use to various computer programs and software, as well as training and demonstrations of NPL's eBook collection with a variety of devices. All of our classes are free and open to the public.

Office Ready

We've partnered with Norfolk Works to create Office Ready Certified: workplace-focused training for developing or improving Microsoft Office skills. Earn a certificate and enhance your résumé for local employers.


Other Online Learning Resources

The Khan Academy

"Learn Almost Anything for Free" with fun and unique videos that include arithmetic through calculus, microeconomics to organic chemistry and more, computer sciences, history, and test prep.

Open Yale Courses

Free online introductory courses from Yale University available as video, audio and text transcripts.