The premier online education site,, is now available free for all Southern Maryland library users with a valid Calvert, Charles or St. Mary’s library card. offers a large variety of video courses in software, creative and business skills, which are taught by industry experts. Library users of will have unlimited access to all courses.

“ is just the latest educational tool we are providing to library customers,” said Jennifer Falkowski, Information Services Manager for the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association.  “By providing this service to our partner libraries, we are able to save their customers money, as well as help meet their need for quality and convenient learning experiences.”  According to the website, a basic membership would cost $25/month, per person.

All programs can be accessed (with a library card) from any computer or hand-held device.

“Since was recently purchased by LinkedIn, an additional benefit is that completion certificates from Lynda can be automatically posted on a student’s LinkedIn site,” said Falkowski.

Access to the free library version of is available at Lynda. The entire collection of COSMOS online resources can be found at or by link from any of the three county library system websites:  Calvert Library (; Charles County Public Library (; and St. Mary’s County Library (

For more information about the collection of online resources or, talk to a librarian at your local library.