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MCFL will no longer offer Lynda.com as of 11/30/2019

Post Date:10/07/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To Monterey County Free Library Patrons:

As of November 30, 2019, we will no longer offer access to Lynda.com via your Monterey County Free Library card.  Though your account will still be active with Lynda.com, you would need another access point to the system in order to complete classes or retrieve your certificates.  We recommend you complete any classes in process now, and download or print all your certificates before this date.  Library staff will not be able to log on to assist you in retrieving anything from your account.

We understand that Lynda.com is a rich and vital online learning platform, and regret we are unable to renew.  Lynda.com is rebranding as LinkedIn Learning, and will require all users to create a public LinkedIn account with full and publicly disclosed personal information in order to continue using this service.  After careful discussion, both within Monterey County Free Libraries, and with library systems around California and across the United States, we feel this is a violation of your privacy rights, as stated in our Policy on Confidentiality of Patron Records and in the Public Records Act of the California Government Code,

Library staff are looking for alternative online learning platforms, and expect to bring on new services soon.  Though they may not be equivalent in scope, we continue to fulfil our mission by selecting, organizing, and making library materials accessible in a in a wide variety of formats and look forward to continuing support of your educational, vocational, and recreational goals.  
Please ask me any questions,

Hillary Theyer, Library Director
Monterey County Free Libraries
theyerha@co.monterey.ca.us
831-883-7573

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