On Wednesday, March 14th from 9:00-11:00pm, all digital services that require a McAllen library card will be temporarily unavailable due to a server upgrade. Thank you for your patience.

Beginning on February 1st, Mango Languages will be replaced with Pronunciator.

Computers and Technology

Learning Express Computer Skills Center
Learning Express provides tutorials on computer and internet basics, popular software, and even Adobe digital illustration.
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10 Fast Fingers
Test and Improve typing skills with free typing games. 

Typing lessons and games to reinforce your skills.

GCF Learn Free
GCF Learn Free provides a wide variety of tutorials on technology topics. Tutorials include basic computing, email, Facebook, tablets, and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office Training
Free training videos and tutorials on a variety of Microsoft Products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

Excel Easy
Different levels of tutorials for learning Microsoft Excel.

Online Computer Education Tutorials
A collection of various guides and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs as well as typing and mouse exercises.
Homework Helpers

Homework Helpers

Online Tutoring
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High School and College

Language Learning

Proununciator is a language learning program provided by the Texas State Library that offers courses in over 80 languages. This includes ESL as well as U.S. Citizenship courses.

DuoLingo is a revolutionary, free foreign language acquisition website that offers college-quality courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
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Test Preparation

Learning Express GED
Study and pass the GED exam with Learning Express Library’s GED portal.
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Learning Express College Prep Center
Prepare for the SAT/ACT using Learning Express Library. This free educational resource provides interactive tutorials and eBooks, along with many test-taking tips.
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Learning Express Career Center
Learn more about a career, prepare for an entrance or occupational exam, and find tutorials and e-books to improve your job search and workplace skills.
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Learning Express Adult Learning Center
Improve your math, reading, and writing skills, or study for the United States Citizenship Exam (disponible en español).
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Lessons to prepare for the United States Citizenship Exam

Khan Academy
Test prep various tests including the SAT, GMAT, MCAT, and NCLEX-RN.
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Driver's Ed
Free driver's ed practice tests and handbooks. Available in English and Spanish.

Free General Learning Resources

MIT Open Courseware
Free course material, lecture notes, slides and videos of undergraduate and graduate of courses taught at MIT.

Stanford Online
Stanford Online offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. Many of these courses are free.

Over 500 free, self-paced online courses. It includes courses in technology and software, workplace skills, financial literacy, and other personal and professional development topics.

Khan Academy
Provides thousands of educational resources including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos.
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This Discovery Channel website explains thousands of topics, from engines to gardening to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.
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TED Talks
Speakers who are leaders in their fields. Topics include science, current events, and business. The Ted-Ed section includes carefully selected educational videos for teachers and students.
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YouTube EDU
A broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches.