Get Started with Lynda

What you need

  • Computer or mobile device with internet access.
  • NVDPL library card.
    • The first time you log-in to using your library barcode and 4 digit PIN, you'll be prompted to create an account by entering your first and last name, and an email address*. Once logged in, you will see a list of 'Learning Paths'. Click on your desired Learning Path, and then select the first course in the series to begin learning**. Your Lynda account will track your learning and provide certifications for completion! 

What kind of content does have?

Lynda grants you unlimited access to online courses and professional-level video instruction to develop your creative and professional skills. Subject areas include computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation. Courses range from 30 minutes to 18 hours in length. 

Accessing Lynda on Mobile Devices

You can also download the app, available for Windows, Apple, and Android desktop and mobile devices. Under the “Organization” tab type in and click on Login. You’ll be taken out of the app to login through the website with your library card number and pin. Use the app like you would the website, or download videos for offline viewing.

Troubleshooting questions? Contact E-Support.
*In order to access some of the library's digital content, including, you are required to create service-specific personal accounts. The library's third-party services are governed by their own privacy policies and practices, not the library's. We advise that you consult's Terms of Services and Privacy Policies before agreeing to use these services. The library only provides with information that verifies that you are a valid library account holder.
**While Lynda provides a suggested order in which to work through the various courses in each Learning Path, you are welcome to start at any point.