Online Learning

Online Learning

The Ela Area Public Library has a variety of online tools you can use to meet your educational goals, 24/7:

Gale Courses

Gale Courses - Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Ela Area Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Illinois DMV Practice Tests

Illinois DMV Practice Tests - EAPL has partnered with to provide free DMV practice tests. Practice our sample permit tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!

Language Learning

Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

Little Pim Geared to kids, this is Mango powered language-learning system that uses games and videos to teach another  language.

Learning Express Test and Career Preparation

Learning Express - Provides interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, U.S. Citizenship Test, careers, and other exams. Also includes review and test prep materials for elementary, middle school, high school, and college students. First time users click on "New User" button to register. Returning users click on "Returning User" button. Technology Tutorials - Technology training with over 20,000 training videos on over 300 topics with exercise files included. Please remember to log out when you are finished.

Computer Class Handouts

Computer Class Handouts - Did you miss one of our in-library computer class? Or do you want a digital copy of the handout? View and download the files of our class handouts on this page.


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