Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

'I love books.  I like the way a book feels.  I like the way a book smells.  I like to turn each page, read each word, look at the pictures.’  I wrote those words in a book because of my wonderful, unforgettable first visit to a library.  It opened up a world to me – a world of surprises, magic, fun, mystery, excitement, and all the information I would ever need to write my books.

Aliki
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Universal Class

Interested in continuing your education and broadening your horizons or just learning something fun?  The LaSalle Public Library is pleased to introduce a unique online educational experience for our patrons.  Universal Class is an online training environment that allows patrons of the LaSalle Public Library the ability to take classes in a diverse range of subjects including computers, resume writing, business, home & garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more.  With a growing catalog of over 540 courses, over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

The classes meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor.

• You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses.
• You have up to 6 months to finish each course
• You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.
• Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
• Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail.

Visit Universal Class for Libraries, now available for all LaSalle Public Library patrons with your library card number.

How do I take a Class?

Step 1: Go to http://lasalleil.universalclass.com/register.htm or click on the Universal Class button on the right.  Enter your LaSalle Public Library barcode and create your account with your user name and password.

Step 2: Go to the email account you provided and confirm your subscription.

Step 3:  Go to http://lasalleil.universalclass.com/register.htm or click on the Universal Class button on the right.   Login into your account and begin your exploration today!

note: These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.