Language & Learning

Language Programs

Basic ESLTEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE — Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, yet instructionally proven curriculum.

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary.


transparent_language_serviceTransparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution. With this flexible program, library patrons can quickly and easily learn new languages with our variety of courses and activities.

  • Over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language
  • English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses
  • A flexible learning structure, including supplemental learning material and dozens of learning activities designed to engage your brain for rapid learning and maximum retention
  • Access to the full site on any PC, Mac, or tablet
    Learning on the go via the Transparent Language app for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices
  • Culture and social connections for a full learning experience


Online Continuing Education Classes

Universal ClassKnowledge is Power
Why not learn something new today?
Universal Class™ offers hundreds of free online CE classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Join us today, and let’s start learning together. Provided by your library!



Research Databases

Florida_Electronic_Library1The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service.

Over 17 million articles are downloaded each year




HeritageQuestHeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online.

It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources – with coverage dating back to the 1700s – that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Available directly inside the library or from home with your barcode and PIN.