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CodeCombat is a game-based learning platform to teach yourself how to code. You'll be using real-text coding (Python, C++, or JavaScript) to solve puzzles and learn the concepts of coding, web design and game design. With over 500 levels to play and a competitive AI coding league, CodeCombat offers a comprehensive and engaging experience to those wanting to learn how to code.

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  1. Click on "Available Online" below to be taken to the Code Combat website.
  2. If you are outside of the library, you will need to first log in with your library card number and PIN before continuing to the Code Combat website.
  3. At the Code Combat website, create a Code Combat account with your library card number, or "Sign In" if you already have an account.
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Provides access to specialized reference sources in various subjects: arts, business, education, history, medicine, religion, science, social science, technology, etc. Available Online
LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development.

For security and privacy purposes, access to LinkedIn Learning with your library card cannot connect with your personal LinkedIn account. Any achieved course certifications will not feature your name as a result.

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How to use LinkedIn Learning

PDF Desktop Instructions PDF (1989 KB)

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How to add Certificates to your LinkedIn Profile

OverDrive offers full colour, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from VPL's collection of popular titles with no holds, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

RBdigital is now acquired by OverDrive and the platform transfer has completed. Over 3,000 magazine titles are now available in OverDrive and the Libby app.

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