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lynda-logo-150As a Wellington City Libraries member you now have free and unlimited access to over 3500 online tutorials and courses via Learn leadership skills, how to use software like Dreamweaver or Photoshop or even to promote a business through Facebook – and much more besides.

The courses are delivered by tutors who are both experts in their field and know how to teach. Added features allow for searching across courses, curated playlists and individual access enabling course progress to be saved.

All you have to do is login to with your library card details (entering your last name as the PIN), set up a Lynda account to keep a course log, and then start learning!


Call in to see us at your favourite Wellington City library, or email  to find out more on how to access these high quality and engaging tutorials. For any technical issues, let us know. logo

1. Brett Taylor - September 26, 2015

1. Go here to signup or log back in:
2. Enter your Library Card Number
3. Use your last name as your Library Card PIN. Proper capitalisation may matter.
4. First time through: Follow instructions on setting up your profile.

2. Xiang Yang - October 1, 2015

That is so great !

3. George Barna - October 8, 2015

I am very pleased that these tutorials became available in the library. They are also available for viewing off-line as a new feature. I downloaded and installed the program from the Lynda site, but it requests a Lynda login, and the Wellington Library card login doesn’t work at this point. This is a NEW feature (it says that on the button) and maybe not incorporated yet in the Library access.
Best regards,

4. Darrell Nichol - October 9, 2015

This is fantastic! What a great idea.

5. Stacy - October 12, 2015

Not working for me, hopefully an isolated incident

6. wclstaff - October 12, 2015

Hi Stacy, we’ve sent an email which should fix your problem! Thanks 🙂

7. Karen - October 12, 2015

Wow – I did not know this. What a great idea! I’ll be signing up 🙂

8. Marina - October 13, 2015

This has made my day! It reinforces to me how lucky we are to have such an awesome library in Wellington. Keep up the good work 🙂

9. Pip Oldham - October 30, 2015

Another wonderful eLibrary feature, thank you WCL!

10. Andrew Lee - October 30, 2015

This is excellent news ! I’ve been a subscriber and loved it. Excellent use of Wellington City rates 🙂

11. Saby - October 30, 2015

Thanks for bringing such high quality online resource to Wellingtonians. I am sure it will benefit the community immensely.

12. Linda - October 30, 2015

This is wonderful. I have used in the past and found it very useful. Thanks

13. David - October 31, 2015

This is incredible – made my day

14. Andrea - October 31, 2015

I tried to sign in but didn’t have a password and later looking around I was told there was a 10 day trial and then I have to pay. Confused. I initially signed in with me library card number then my name as a pin but after that was confused what to do.

15. Gareth Shawcross - November 1, 2015

I applaud you WCL, what a fantastic resource! Thanks for the e-mail bringing to my attention.

16. Andy - November 1, 2015

That’s brilliant! Would you consider investigating doing the same with

17. Andy - November 1, 2015

That’s brilliant!

Would you consider investigating doing the same with

18. wclstaff - November 2, 2015

Hi Andrea, we have added a “how-to” guide to the post above with instructions on getting started with using your library card. Do let us know if this helps, or if it’s still not working for you! ^RL

19. wclstaff - November 2, 2015

Thanks for this suggestion Andy! We’ve forwarded your suggestion on to our technical team to investigate what options they offer for library or organisational memberships. ^RL

20. Riot Aquins - November 2, 2015

Hi WCL Team,
This is great and so constructive especially the time where free sites are moving towards subscription model. Eg: Youtube Red.

From the bottom of my heart I m thanking you to giving me the hope to move forward towards gaining more knowledge. You guys are awesome.

21. Jen - November 4, 2015

What an unexpected and delightful surprise! I’ve been a Lynda subscriber in the past and got so much value from it. I’m so pleased to have access to it again through the library. You guys rock!

22. Mel - November 6, 2015

Thank you WCL!!!
I only just stumbled across this information and couldn’t be happier! What a fantastic resource to have available.
Sharing knowledge = Sharing happiness
*happy dancing*

23. Christine - November 9, 2015

I’m so proud to be a ratepayer in a city with such a cool library. Love your work. Can’t wait to try it.

24. Ness - November 11, 2015

Seriously, this is awesome. Thank you 🙂

25. Matt - November 12, 2015

This is wonderful. Thanks WCL! 😀

26. James - November 16, 2015

Awesome news! Thanks to the folks at WCL for bringing us this amazing service!

27. Philip - November 25, 2015 is awesome! Thanks for getting this for us.

28. Sarah - November 27, 2015

Brilliant! Was putting off signing up due to the cost but stumbled upon this option. Thanks WCL – this is a fabulous resource!

29. JN - December 1, 2015

Hello, this is great news!
Great decision!

30. Jack Prichard - December 17, 2015

This is the coolest thing any council has ever done in my entire history as a rate payer.

Thanks you so much for making this amazing resource available.

31. Tara - December 17, 2015

Brilliant! So happy about this, and absolutely couldn’t come at a better time. Thank you for this!

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