Upskill 2022

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Up Your Game in 2022

Through September 2022, PACL customers will have access to six top online learning platforms made available through the American Rescue Plan Act.

No matter your level, we have a training program for you.

Basic Skills

Get you started on the path to a richer life.

  • Learn basic computer skills
  • Study for your GED
  • Practice for your drivers license test
  • Try out yoga.

 

Need help getting started?

Tap Into Your True North With Norsthstar Online Learning

Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) offers self-directed online learning of basic computer skills and using technology in daily life.

Find Like Minds with GetSetUp.io

GetSetUp is a unique online service designed for and by older adults, with virtual events happening every day of the week.

Hop Aboard the Learning Express!

LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success.

IT & Creative Skills

Become an expert.

  • Adobe software, game design, web, photography and marketing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Advanced topics from Yale and Stanford
  • Earn certificates from industry leaders like Google and IBM

 

Need help getting started?

LinkedIn Learning

Here's a link that needs no introduction. LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is now just a few clicks away with your library account,…

Skillshare for Creative Minds

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people.

Elevate Your Career with Coursera

Use Coursera to thrive at your job and drive positive change in your career development.

Seniors

Expand your horizons.

  • Enhance your computer literacy
  • Get a handle on social media
  • Join an interest group designed for and by seniors.

Need help getting started?

Tap Into Your True North With Norsthstar Online Learning

Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) offers self-directed online learning of basic computer skills and using technology in daily life.

Find Like Minds with GetSetUp.io

GetSetUp is a unique online service designed for and by older adults, with virtual events happening every day of the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! After downloading and installing from your app store, follow these steps:
    1. Select the "Sign in with your library card" option at the login screen.
    2. In the following screen, enter our library Library ID: paloaltocitylibrary
    3. Use your library account number and PIN
    • Skillshare's Help Center is a great place to start once your account is created. This site includes technical support for their apps, as well as help with uploading course content. It is also translated into multiple languages (German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese).
    • Feel free to contact the eLibrary staff if you need additional help.
    • If you are having trouble logging in for the first time, make sure to check your inbox for a verification email after initially signing up.
    • The Coursera website has a wide array of community help options, including a public forum for learners like yourself.
    • In addition, their website also has a career center designed to help you pick the right online courses based on your needs.
    • Feel free to contact the eLibrary staff if you need additional help.
    • First, make sure Northstar is the right Upskill resource you need by watching this introduction video on their YouTube channel. Unlike our other Upskill 2022 online resources, this one is primarily about self-assessment tests and certification exams.
    • Feel free to contact the eLibrary staff if you need additional help.
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