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Faculty, benefits-eligible staff, and students from Stanford University and SLAC have free and unlimited access to is an online training library with almost 3000 courses spanning topics in areas such as business, web design, video design/development/editing, software and programming, and 3D + Animation. allows you to keep up to date with the latest technologies, learn new skills and explore custom learning paths.

Learn more by visiting the Lynda service documentation.


University IT does not support the service. For technical assistance, visit the Technical Support page or call toll-free 1-888-33-LYNDA (1-888-335-9632).

Technology Webinars

In addition to regularly scheduled hands-on and lecture classes, Technology Training offers 1 ½ - 2 hour webinars available on the Mac and PC through our training partner, People-OnTheGo.

Webinars available include training in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and SharePoint. Complete course descriptions, pricing, and registration details are available at

NOTE: You must register for any of these sessions two (2) business days in advance of the webinar due to the logistics in setting you up as an attendee. You will receive login instructions from People-OnTheGo directly. (Make sure the emails you receive from them do not end up in your SPAM filter.) The normal cancellation policy (5 business days) applies to these webinars.

Free Tech Books via SearchWorks

Available through Stanford University Libraries (SUL), SearchWorks provides instant access to over six million unabridged books, of which 6,000 are of a technical nature.

At the SearchWorks website, it is best to search for the book you're looking for (ie. Excel) for the best results.

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Last modified March 1, 2016