Universal Class

Universal Class - Find it in Libby Learn skills for business and life!

Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses in over 30 subject areas—many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Courses are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter through a variety of mediums including videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and interactive opportunities with other learners. Universal Class is a great choice for both serious students and casual learners.

Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. Universal Class is best accessed through a desktop computer and is available as a Kentucky Libraries Unbound/Libby Extra. You will need to log in to KLU/Libby with your library card number and PIN to access Extras. Once your Universal Class account is created, it will need to be renewed through Libby every 30 days.

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A wide variety of courses span everything from homeschool courses for the kids (and parents) to business and accounting to dozens of cooking, baking, arts & crafts, and gardening courses. Examples include:

  • Advanced Dog Training
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  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Buying & Selling Antiques & Collectibles
  • Debt Reduction
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Gender Sensitivity Training
  • Haunted Places
  • Interview Skills
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Memory Improvement
  • Retirement Planning
  • Single Parenting 101
  • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
  • UFO Studies
  • US Citizenship Test Preparation
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Hundreds more!

New York Times Digital

New York Times devices Understand the world. Navigate life.
Access The New York Times here.

Whether you’re managing finances, tackling tough parenting problems, or simply looking to make sense of this moment, rely on original, quality journalism from The New York Times to lead the way. It’s an essential source for fearless reporting, varied perspectives, and practical advice on nearly every topic—from the vital issues shaping our world to the simple pleasures that make everyday life better.

  • The New York Times Digital subscription provides unlimited access to current New York Times articles but does not include New York Times Cooking or Crosswords.
  • Selected articles are also available in Spanish and Chinese.

ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS
*Please note, the READ ON link on NYTimes.com leads to a newsletter subscription page. However, you can bypass or navigate away to explore all that the New York Times Digital subscription has to offer!

Inside the library:

  1. Use a BCPL computer or connect your device to our Wi-Fi.
  2. Register or log in at nytimes.com/register.
  3. You can now enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device during your visit.

Outside the library:

Claim your digital access code for full, 24-hour access to unlimited articles on NYTimes.com or in the New York Times app.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN-Learning button LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access.

You just need your library card and PIN to get started! If you have a public profile you do not want linked to your LinkedIn Learning account, you may be asked to provide a Library ID instead of your e-mail. Our Library ID is bcplibky.

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Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail [email protected] to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

Find Treehouse at teamtreehouse.com.

OCLC FirstSearch Databases

FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles.

World Cat lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be “Interlibrary Loaned” using the online request form from World Cat.

To access OCLC from remote locations or from your home use the KY Virtual Library.

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Kentucky Virtual Library

In addition to EBSCO and LearningExpress resources that can be accessed directly from our website, KYVL also provides access to Britannica Digital Learning, Scholastic GO!, and Proquest. A special username and password are required for access; you can request login credentials via phone, e-mail, or the Ask a Librarian chat feature on our website.

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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»

Explora

Explora - An EBSCOhost Experience

Let learning take flight in Explora!

Whether you are completing research for a school project or just looking to satisfy your curiosity about a topic of interest, Explora can help you achieve your goals. Explora offers reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

With Explora, you can…

  • Search for articles, e-books, news, videos and more using a single search box
  • Browse popular topics by category to get research ideas
  • Read Topic Overviews to gain the background information you need to start your research
  • Limit results to articles that match your reading level
  • Hear HTML articles read aloud with EBSCO’s Text-to-Speech feature
  • Use the citation tool to build your list of references/works cited
  • Get research tips on identifying relevant sources, citing them properly and avoiding plagiarism

Explora is designed to meet the unique needs of its users, supporting both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

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