Online Learning

Online Learning

The Ela Area Public Library has a variety of online tools you can use to meet your educational goals, 24/7:


Creativebug - Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more! Ela cardholders can set up their own individual account for free.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses - Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Ela Area Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Illinois DMV Practice Tests

Illinois DMV Practice Tests - EAPL has partnered with to provide free DMV practice tests. Practice our sample permit tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!

Language Learning

Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Technology Tutorials - Technology training with over 20,000 training videos on over 300 topics with exercise files included. Please remember to log out when you are finished.

Computer Class Handouts

Computer Class Handouts - Did you miss one of our in-library computer class? Or do you want a digital copy of the handout? View and download the files of our class handouts on this page.


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