Research

Online Learning

The library offers a variety of online learning resources for our patrons. Using these tools, you can learn about the latest technology for web development and software, study a new language or get homework help from a live tutor. These resources are available for use in the library, at home or on the go. Click on any of the links below and sign in using your library card number.

BrainHQ

BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation. It works on computers and mobile devices.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Practice tests include: Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Ohio Civil Service, Fire Fighter, EMS, Law Enforcement, Teaching, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL /US Citizenship.

Lynda.com

Providing access to over 6,000 online courses and more than 250,000 video tutorials teaching business, software, technology and creative skills.

Mango

With this online platform you can learn one of over 70 foreign languages. Apps are available for using on any internet enabled device so you can use it anywhere. In addition, there are 17 English as a second language courses available.

Tutor.com

This service provides live online tutoring for students and adults. It’s available from 3pm to 11pm daily offering homework help and test preparation for students of all ages as well career assistance.

Research

The Akron-Summit County Public Library maintains various research tools for patrons at all Library locations. Browse our databases, either alphabetically or by subject or learn about our community through our genealogy and local history sections from our Special Collections dept.