Retrain and develop your skills

Last Updated : 15 Nov 2021
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Being at home can be a great opportunity for some of us to retrain and expand our skills - getting ready for new opportunities when lockdown lifts and the chance to wow colleagues with new-found expertise.

Pull out your Auckland Council Libraries free membership card and dive into these resources to give you a headstart with your learning.

No library card? It’s as easy as signing up for a free eMembership online today.

Take a look at the resources below to get started:

Upskilling for free

Brush up on your skills online or stretch yourself in learning something new with dedicated learning paths covering a huge variety of topics. LinkedIn Learning offers detailed and easy to follow courses, which you can access using your library membership.

They even have a course specifically to assist you if you're new to working from home, learn more on the LinkedIn Learning blog.

LinkedIn Learning is available for free with an Auckland Council Libraries membership. Sign up for an eMembership for full access to our eResources, all from the comfort of your own home. You do not need a LinkedIn profile to access LinkedIn Learning, just use your library barcode and PIN to log in and to access LinkedIn Learning and your existing Lynda learning history.

Business and industry online resources

Find information about companies and standards, business information databases and extensive business eLearning resources on the Auckland Libraries website.

From Road to IELTS training to information on NZX companies, access to news and journals online and information on industry standards, the Auckland Libraries website has lots of free information to get you started with your lockdown learning.

Click here to read more.

Endless options online

Explore our recommendations for other providers of learning, teaching and development resources online too.

Head to the Auckland Council Libraries website to discover resources for school homework, teaching, history research, career development, online training and much more.

Start something new today.

Auckland Council Libraries

All Auckland Council libraries are open from Wednesday 17 November, with some COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place, making them a great place to reconnect with the books, learning and resources you've missed over lockdown.

Alongside book browsing, Aucklanders will be able to access public computers, printing and Wi-Fi. Integrated customer services will be available too. Research centres will not be staffed, but Aucklanders can get the research help they need by enquiring online.

All library locations across the region are also offering a contactless click and collect service at the front door. This is a great opportunity to get a new set of books or items for the kids to enjoy. Order online today and select the library to collect from. Once the items are ready, you will be notified so you can head down to pick the items up.

Additionally, there are thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks to explore through the digital collections.


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