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lynda.com Launches lyndaLibrary Offering Unlimited Off-Site Patron Access to Award-Winning Courses Teaching Business, Technical and Creative Skills

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and CARPINTERIA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 17, 2014 -- Online learning leader, lynda.com, announced today the launch of lyndaLibrary, aimed at the more than 120,000 public libraries in the US. lyndaLibrary gives patrons unlimited off-site access to lynda.com's entire collection of award-winning video tutorials teaching business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere.

Features of lyndaLibrary:

"Connecting people in Saint Paul with learning resources for success in school and life is important to the Saint Paul Public Library. We have been teaching basic level computer skills at the library for years, and we've been looking for a way to expand what we offer to meet the needs of more of our patrons. We are excited that the library's subscription to lynda.com will let our patrons access the next level of classes for free and on their own schedules," said John Larson, Digital Services Manager, Community & Digital Services at the Saint Paul Public Library.

"Off-site access to lynda.com through lyndaLibrary is a great benefit and community service that libraries can now offer to their patrons, many of whom are facing life transitions, looking for new jobs and/or looking to gain a new skill," said Andrew Wait, President of lynda.com "We are thrilled to work with our library partners as they assist patrons in bridging skills gaps particularly those looking to learn the latest version of software(s), resume writing, job hunting, and interviewing skills."

In addition to lyndaLibrary, lynda.com offers specialized products that serve the government, higher education and corporate sectors.

About lynda.com
lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, government, corporate and academic subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German-, French- and Spanish-language content under the video2brain brand name.

lynda.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Carpinteria, California with offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney and Graz and is funded in part by Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners.

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Caitlin Epstein