Learning & Exam Preparation

Please note is available in select libraries; is available in all libraries; is also available outside the library with your card; and is freely available online.

Learning Express Library

  

Learn new skills or prepare for exams of all kinds in one of the many learning centers:

  • Adult Learning Center - Improve your basic skills in math, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar, or prepare to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Career Center - Learn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupational exams, like the civil service or ASVAB, or even the TOEIC if you're an English language learner.
  • Popular Software Tutorials - Expand your skills and claim some self-study time with common computer software from Adobe and Microsoft.
  • School Center - Find extra lessons and practice exams for elementary, middle and high school students on topics ranging from reading comprehension to trigonometry.
  • High School Equivalency Center - Build your basic skills and prepare for the GED test.
  • College Prep Center - Study up before you take standardized tests for college such as PSAT/NMSQT, AP Exams, SAT and ACT.
  • College Center - Strengthen your academic skills in science, grammar and writing, reading, or math; and prepare for placement tests and graduate entrance exams.
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Microsoft Imagine Academy

Learn anything from computer basics and Word, Excel or PowerPoint to Microsoft server technician coursework; even prepare for certification exams.


This resource is intended for Washington State residents only. To access this resource you will need:

  • A personal, Microsoft email account, such as one you use for OneDrive, Xbox Live, Outlook.com, Hotmail, or other Microsoft Services. You can create a Microsoft email, or you can use a compatible address you already have.
  • A compatible computer with internet access. Watch a getting started video. (Courses are best viewed in Internet Explorer.)
  • A Microsoft account. Here's how to get one.
  • An access code, which you may obtain by answering the following question:
    Are you a Washington State resident or FVRL cardholder?    

     

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brainHQ

  

Change your brain through fun, cognitive exercises and games.

Create a personal account with your email address and Library card, then log in regularly to track your progress, get feedback, and incrementally improve through the 5-minute exercises. Licensed for users 18 and older, or 15 and up with adult permission.

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Khan Academy

Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or 3rd grade math to entrepreneurship.

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Driver Test Preparation

Take practice tests or study the driver handbooks for cars, motorcycles, or CDL licenses in Washington or any other state--all in one place!

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