NYPL Offers lynda.com to NYS Residents, Students, and Employees



Use lynda.com for professional development

Fordham IT team member Rich Eberhardt used lynda.com for professional development

Fordham students, faculty and staff all have free access to lynda.com, which is available through the New York Public Library! You can access it either through the library’s website or at one of the library’s main buildings or branches (see list below). All you need is an NYPL library card.

Interested (even if you don’t have a library card)? Read on!

lynda.com: A fantastic site for online learning

lynda is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.  Users will need to create accounts in order to track course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes. Patrons should refer to lynda’s Privacy Policy and Website Use Policy before starting.

Access lynda.com from the NYPL website

Got your NYPL library card? Connect to the lynda.com database. You can only access the course content at that link, through the NYPL’s login page, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com page. You can access content via a computer, mobile device, and lynda.com apps. You’ll need your library card number and library card PIN.

Access lynda.com at a branch of the NYPL

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center (located 40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

All Branch Libraries

Branch libraries closest to Fordham campuses


Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY, 10458
(718) 579-4244


Riverside Library
127 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY, 10023
(212) 870-1810

Get Your NYPL Library Card, Even if You Don’t Live in NYC

Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in New York State is eligible to receive a New York Public Library card, free of charge. For more details, see the Get a Library Card at NYPL.

lynda.com is a resource provided and administered by the New York Public Library. Access may be interrupted or terminated at any time at the discretion of lynda.com, Linkedin.com, Microsoft or the New York Public Library. If you have questions about using lynda.com, please contact the NYPL.


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