UPDATE’s parent company LinkedIn will be absorbing the content into a new platform called LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will be integrated with other LinkedIn features, and therefore will require users to have a LinkedIn account. The transition is expected to start in July 2019. Please see OPLIN’s announcement at



Ohio’s public libraries announced a new venture with LinkedIn Learning that allows Ohioans free access to education courses with a valid Ohio library card. The agreement is the first-of-its-kind in the nation between LinkedIn and a statewide system of public libraries. Read more.



  • Ohioans can get free, unlimited access to with a library card from one of Ohio’s 251 public library systems.
  • Currently, there are 7,437 courses and 252,697 video tutorials available on
  • 100% of’s courses and instructors have moved to LinkedIn Learning. Ohioans can access the expert-led courses and video tutorials by logging in through their library’s website with a valid Ohio library card number and PIN. Directions on how to access with an Ohio library card.



(1) New PSA that explains, its benefits to job seekers and employers, and how to access it for free with your Ohio library card. Download the video file (below) and use it on your library’s website, TV monitors, social media pages, or share with your local public access stations.

Who’s Lynda? from Ohio Library Council on Vimeo.

(2) One-minute PSA that explains how to access with an Ohio library card.

Access with Your Ohio Library Card from Ohio Library Council on Vimeo.


The Ohio Library Council (OLC), in conjunction with the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), hosted a training and marketing webinar on how works, how to implement it at your library, and how to promote it to your patrons and the community. The webinar also includes tips on how to use the toolkit materials listed below. An archived version of this webinar is available on the OLC website.


Sample Letter from the Director | Word   or  PDF

Sample Webpage | Word  or  PDF

Sample Flyer | Word  or  PDF

Sample Social Media Posts (PDF)
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