Online Courses

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Creativebug: As a Newington Public Library patron, you have free, unlimited access to more than 1,000 arts and crafts video classes on Visit from our home page. Enter your valid Lucy Robbins Welles Library card number. You will be prompted to create an account. Enter your first and last name, your email and a password.

drivers ed

Driver’s Education Program: Take practice tests for autos, motorcycles, CDL.

gcf learn free Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Delivers over 750 different lessons.

learning express

Learning Express Library: Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job and Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and U.S. Citizenship and more.

Note: Users must sign in with user name and password. If you will also be using this database from home, please use your Newington library barcode number (no spaces, no letters) as your user name. Offers 24-hour access to free online technology tutorials. Watch step-by-step videos on how to use the latest technology, software, and apps, including everything from GoPro to Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word to CAD, Podcasting, and using your Kindle, to Management and Quickbooks. The first time you use Lynda.Com you must Create a Profile. Type in your Newington card number and then create a password for Lynda. This password must be at least 6 characters with a letter and a number.


Pronunciator: A fun way to learn any of the 80 languages with courses for all ages and levels. You can work through an entire course or pick out specific topics. Complete activities and quizzes, schedule a live conversation with a fluent speaker, or listen to music and movies in another language. Users must sign in with a valid Lucy Robbins Welles Library card number.

universal class

Universal Class: Get a username and password for Universal Class. Access Universal Class with your username and password. View frequently asked questions. Take online courses from home. Select from over 540 online courses, earn continuing education units, and communicate with your teacher and fellow students, all online! Universal Class was purchased with a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Users must have a valid Newington Library card to access.