Monday, November 30, 2015

Free Classes through Pottstown Library

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstown Regional Public Library.

Pottstown Regional Public Library announces that Pottstown library card holders now have free access to over 500 online continuing education courses through a new online learning tool called Universal Class.

Courses are led by expert instructors. Topics include business, office skills, web development, arts and photography, alternative medicine, crafts, pet and animal care, home and garden, teacher tools, writing help, self-help, homeschooling and more. 

The menu of courses includes something for everyone, including homeschoolers, adults getting ready for GED exams, business start-ups, job seekers, and business owners.

Quick Facts about Universal Class:
  • · You will need a Pottstown Regional Public Library card and a valid e-mail address to create a Universal Class account.
  • · Access your courses 24/7 via the Internet.
  • · Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
  • · You have up to 6 months to finish each course.
  • · Each course has a real instructor with whom you may communicate using e-mail.
For those considering a new career or job opportunity, Universal Class offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. 

It also provides printable certificates documenting the completion of courses. For employers, this service offers the ability to upgrade staff skills and receive documentation that the training was completed satisfactorily.

Free access to the Universal Class is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

Universal Class joins a menu of free digital services available to the Pottstown Regional Public Library cardholder from home, in the office, or on the road, including Brainfuse Homework Help, JobNow, Freegal Music, Mango Languages, Zinio Magazines, Overdrive e-Books and Audiobooks, Tumblebooks for Kids, and more. Two special digital resources (the Foundation Directory and are available in the Library. 

Check out the Virtual Branch of the Pottstown Regional Public Library at
Get ready to learn something new! Register at

About Universal Class:Universal Class, Inc. [also known as UniversalClass™ or™] is an education technology company that provides online services to schools, corporations, organizations, educators, and students throughout the world. It aims to advance intellectual exchange in teaching, research, and service with its technology and belief that education should be affordable to all people of all cultures.

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