Free Lynda.com Access for Los Angeles Residents

There are two ways for residents of Los Angeles to get free access to Lynda.com: through the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) or the Los Angeles County Library (COLA).

NOTE: Both library organizations have separate portals into Lynda.com, and will require your Library Card Number and PIN (the last 4 digits of the phone number you specified on your library card application) in order to authenticate.

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)

If you already have a LAPL library card, there are two ways for you to access Lynda.com content: via a browser or the Lynda.com mobile application.

  1. Browser access:
  • Point your browser to the Lynda.com Los Angeles Library portal
  • Enter your LAPL Library Card Number and PIN, and click the “Log in” button
  1. Lynda.com mobile application access:
  • Open the Lynda.com mobile application for iOS or Android
  • Tap the “Organization” tab along the top of the application
  • Under “Web Portal”, enter lapl.org, and tap the “Log in” button
  • A mobile browser window will open at Lynda.com.  Enter your LAPL Library Card Number and PIN, and tap the “Log in” button
  • When presented with the “Open in Lynda.com” dialog box, tap “Open”

If you don’t have a LAPL library card, there are two ways to obtain one:

  1. Applying for e-Card Registration
    Pro
    : Fast, easy and convenient way to access Lynda.com – submit online and you’re done
    Con: Does not allow you to check out physical library materials, such as books, CDs and DVDs
  1. Applying for a Full-Access Library Card
    Pros: Allows you to access and check-out all library content (books, CDs, and DVDs), as well as providing access to Lynda.com
    Con: More involved – you must either pre-register online or download an application form and then visit a library branch in person to show your ID

For questions related to acquiring a LAPL library card, or accessing Lynda.com through the LAPL portal, please contact the library directly for assistance. Los Angeles Public Library Customer Service Phone Number: (213) 228-7272

The Los Angeles County Library (COLA)

If you already have a COLA library card, there are two ways for you to access Lynda.com content: via a browser or the Lynda.com mobile application:

  1. Browser access:
  1. Lynda.com mobile application access:
  • Open the Lynda.com mobile application foriOS or Android
  • Tap the “Organization” tab along the top of the application
  • Under “Web Portal”, enter lacountylibrary.org, and tap the “Log in” button
  • A mobile browser window will open at Lynda.com.  Enter your COLA Library Card Number and PIN, and tap the “Log in” button
  • When presented with the “Open in Lynda.com” dialog box, tap “Open”

In order to obtain a Los Angeles County Library card, you must download an application form and then visit a COLA library branch in person with either a California Driver’s License or California ID Card to get a COLA library card – there is no e-card option available.

For questions related to acquiring a COLA library card, or accessing Lynda.com through the COLA portal, please contact the library directly for assistance:
Los Angeles County Library Customer Service Phone Numbers by Branch