Research and Learning
The library provides 24/7 access to dozens of databases for our patrons . Many can be used from your home. If you need help, call 631-653-4224 ext. 101. You will need a valid library card and password to gain access.
Don't have a library card? Click here for to register for a temporary card that can be used online until you are able to come into the library to complete registration for full borrowing privileges.
Lynda.com—a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card.
Once you log into lynda.com using your library card number and password/PIN, you may want to create a personalized account by entering a name and email address. This account will help manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion.
What is lynda.com?
lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics and software that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
Lynda for Libraries allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.
Course offerings include:
Art, graphic design, and music classes, teaching everything from 3D animation to engineering sound to the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and more)
Help with computer programs, including videos on how to use Microsoft Office
Courses that can help you in your career—everything from public speaking to marketing to dealing with workplace issues
Computer programming, IT management (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X), and web design
Photography and video… just to name a few.
Lynda can be accessed online — from home or at the Library.
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning.
Brainfuse HelpNow is the most advanced online homework help and learning suite available for library patrons.
Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
24-Hour Writing Lab: Create a Brainfuse account and submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback within one business day.
24/7 Homework Question Center: Create a Brainfuse account and submit homework questions to be answered within one business day.
Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
Foreign Language Center /Spanish-Speaking Support: Live help for your Spanish homework