Digital Literacy Week: Upgrade Your Tech Skills at the Library

May 27, 2019 | Wendy B.

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This post is part of Digital Literacy Week at Toronto Public Library, a week-long celebration of Toronto's digital skills and technology capabilities.

Library staff helping customer

This year, Digital Literacy Week is all about connecting people with opportunities: helping you to learn new digital skills and apply the ones you've got, in order to succeed in the changing world of work. 

Here are a few of the resources we offer. You might also want to check out our classes, activities and other services

Digital Resources

Lynda logo features thousands of video courses on business and technical topics, all free with your library card.

Safari Tech and Business Books Online

Learning Web Design

Safari lets you access over 50,000 ebooks on technology, digital media and business. 

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers free, online, instructor-led courses on a wide variety of topics, from accounting to database management to creative writing.


HSTalks offers video lectures by world experts in the areas of Business & Management, and Biomedical & Life Sciences.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library offers free practice tests for the LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, SAT, GED and many more.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising lets you learn about different careers, find out what training you'll need (and where to get it), and search for Canadian jobs. 


The "For Dummies" series

Deep Learning for Dummies

Straightforward handbooks on everything from Excel to Blockchain. Available in print and ebook formats.

See all "For Dummies" books 

Children's Books

Get Coding

For a quick, basic introduction to a complicated topic, try a kids' book. We have books that introduce children to coding concepts, STEM principles and more. 

Browse children's computer programming books


Books About Careers, Technology and the Changing Workforce

Thriving in the Gig Economy

Thriving in the Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in the New World of Work

by Marion McGovern

All formats


The Lessons School Forgot

The Lessons School Forgot: How to Hack Your Way through the Technology Revolution

by Steve Sammartino

All formats 



Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

by Clive Thompson

All formats


Make a Nerdy Living

Make a Nerdy Living: How to Turn Your Passions Into Profit with Advice from Nerds Around the Globe

by Alex Langley

All formats


HBRs 10 Must Reads on AI Analytics and the new Machine Age

Harvard Business Review's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics and the New Machine Age