Lynda.com is an online learning service that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Sign in with your library card and choose from over 2,000 video courses created by professional instructors. Lynda.com is a great way to learn new skills or upgrade your knowledge about current practices and procedures.
How It Works
The Lynda.com Website
You can access Lynda.com directly through our website — just hit the Lynda.com button on the sidebar — or by going directly to the Lynda.com website.
- If you use the link on www.kfpl.ca, all you have to do is enter your Library Card Number and PIN.
- If you go to Lynda.com directly, click the “Sign in” link at the top right of the site. Use the “Sign in with your organization portal” option and enter “www.kfpl.ca” as the organization, then hit “Continue”. This will take you to the log in screen where you can use your Library Card Number and PIN to access the site.
If your account is in good standing, with no blocks due to late charges or an expired card, you’ll be logged in.
- When you first log in, the site may ask if you have a previous account with Lynda.com. If you’re new to Lynda.com, or just want to start a brand new profile, select the “No, I’ve never had an account” option.
- If you did have an account, selecting the “I’ve had an account” option and logging in with your previous user name and password will import your old profile, including any playlists or course history, into your new library account profile.
The Lynda.com App
The Lynda.com app is available on both iOS and Android devices. You should be able to find it in the app store just by searching for "Lynda.com." Make sure to download the Lynda.com app and not the LinkedIn Learning app (see below).
When you first open the app, select the "Already a member?" option, even if this is the first time you're using the app. Then switch to the Organization option at the top, scroll to the Web Portal section and enter in "www.kfpl.ca" and tap on "Log in".
This will take you out of the app to the website, which is where you will enter your library card number and PIN. When you select Log In, you should be prompted to reopen the Lynda.com app. Once you do this, you will be authenticated and able to access all of the Lynda.com content on the app.
If you want to change your name or add an email address, you will have to log into the Lynda.com website (see above) and complete your profile.
Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning
Recently, Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn, who decided to move much of the Lynda.com content into the LinkedIn Learning app. Unfortunately, you will not be able to access the LinkedIn Learning app with your library account. The Lynda.com website and app, however, will continue to host all of the same lessons and tutorials that are on the new app.