LinkedIn Learning – a new free service for library users in Suffolk!

July 3, 2024
July 2, 2024
James Powell
A young man at a computer

Suffolk Libraries has become the first UK library service to launch LinkedIn Learning for its customers.

LinkedIn Learning is a collection of over 16,000 online courses in business, computer technology, software and creative skills, all conducted by experts in their fields.

There are courses on IT, photography, social media, project management, marketing – even how to play the piano! The courses are a great way of learning new skills, whether it’s something to help your career or a creative skill you’d like to master.

The free on demand courses are available in seven languages and you can also download a certificate of completion once you finish a course.

You don’t need a LinkedIn social media profile to access the courses – just visit the LinkedIn Learning portal and sign up with your Suffolk Libraries card number and PIN. You can then browse and choose any or as many courses you like and complete them in your own time. There is no limit on how many courses you can do.

You can also download the LinkedIn Learning app from the App Store or Google Play which will allow you to download courses for offline viewing. If using the app, on the first sign-in you need to enter the Library ID which is ‘suffolklibraries’.

Paul Howarth, Suffolk Libraries' Director of Audiences & Content, said:

“We’re delighted to be the first library service in the country to offer this new service to customers. It’s something which enhances the research and learning services we provide, it’s easy to access and use and hopefully it can help people to learn something new which could make a difference to their career or help them find a job. All you need is a library account and if you’ve not got one already it’s easy to get one so you can get started!”

David Lawford-Mee, LinkedIn’s Head of UK Public Sector, added:

"LinkedIn are thrilled to welcome Suffolk Libraries as the first library in the UK to offer LinkedIn Learning to their entire local community. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce, equipping individuals with the skills they need to thrive in today's economy. By providing access to a vast range of high-quality learning courses, Suffolk Libraries is not only enhancing educational opportunities but also supporting the skill-building needs of the local economy.”

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