Free online tutoring for students studying the Alberta curriculum, grades 2 to 12. Get expert online help with your homework from 2 pm to 11 pm daily! Chat live with a tutor. Find resume writing support for all ages and support for adult learners. Brainfuse works best on Google Chrome.
Online Courses For Kids
Free, interactive, instructor-led, online courses. Calgary Public Library card holders are entitled to take two courses per calendar year. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Topics include computer programs (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, accounting software, and more), or language, writing, business, law, design and personal development courses.
- Please read the syllabus and course requirements carefully prior to enrolling, as we cannot drop or transfer you from a course. Once you have engaged with the course online, it will count towards your two free course whether you complete or not.
- If you don't visit the course by the second week of classes, you are automatically dropped from the course.
Kanopy is an online video streaming service providing thoughtful entertainment aimed at adults and kids. It offers over 30,000 documentaries, classics, international films and training videos, including selections from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, and Frontline series, along with age-appropriate movies and TV for kids.
Find out how to create your account here.
Each library member receives 10 play credits per month which refresh on the first of the month. Once a film is selected, you have 3 days to play your selection as many times as you wish.
Videos can be watched anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs. Access to Wi-Fi is recommended. For help with apps, other troubleshooting or more information, search the Kanopy Help Center.
Find online courses and practice tests for students of all ages, from elementary school to college and adult learners. Courses include professional and personal development, occupation practice tests, English language proficiency, and citizenship preparation.
Access thousands of expert-led, short online video courses on business skills, web design, photography, home and office software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, graphic design, media, and much more. Lynda.com tutorials are available for free when you log in with your Library card.
NOTE: You can now access Lynda.com through the mobile app. Find out how in our FAQs.
An online learning tool aimed at ESL and literacy students to learn about Canada's language and culture.
Need a quick read? From Newsweek to the Economist, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Vanity Fair, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, you can read magazines for free, online on your device anytime. Download as many as you like and keep them for as long as you like.
Our RBdigital FAQs will get you started.
RBdigital also features eAudiobooks and ArtistWorks, which is a video collection of step-by-step music lessons and art lessons by experts.
Road to IELTS Academic version helps newcomers and students prepare for the International English Language Testing System exam - and can be used by learners who just want to improve their English.
Kick start your language learning with Rosetta Stone Library Solution's interactive online courses. Improve your English or choose from 30 languages, including: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish, Swahili and many more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure successful download of the library's free Rosetta Stone Library Solution app, read the FAQs first.
To use the app on a continuing basis for free, you must authenticate through the Calgary Public Library website every time.
Find course lessons, reviews, and practice tests for students in grades 3 to 12. From science and math to social studies and English, Solaro follows the Alberta curriculum and provides online access to the same information found in The Key study guides.
Online Courses For Kids
Kids can learn eight different languages online, including English, through animated videos, games, and interactive activities. Access these free language lessons on your computer, or use the Puffin Academy app (uses Flash) on your mobile device. Enter username: albertamuzzy and password: muzzylove! on your app. Languages include English, Spanish, French, Chinese Pinyin, Italian, German, and Korean.
Learn 80 different languages with Pronunciator. Pronunciator features lessons, pronunciation analysis, live tutor opportunities, quizzes, and more for adults and children. (Going travelling? Don't miss the travel prep course.) This eResource offers ESL for 50 languages, plus the ability to learn a new language using your native language. Courses include speaking and listening components. Free apps are available for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices.
Note: Before you can activate the Pronunciator app on your mobile device, you must register as a student with Pronunciator. Just login with your free Library card and click Register to set up your account.