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Job & Learning Center

This resource list features online job and learning resources made available by Barrington Public Library, Ocean State Libraries, Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), Providence Public Library, and other outside digital companies.

Please visit the Research DatabasesKids Page, and/or Teens Page for additional online resources.


Job Center computers

Any public access computer can be a Job Center computer with unlimited time for creating resumes, job searches, online testing, and completing online applications. Due to limited time allowed in the library and social distancing, we cannot accommodate extended time on the public computers at this time. Patrons are allowed up to 1 hour. Please ask at the Reference Desk, or call 401-247-1920 x2 for more information.

Print Resources

Adjacent to our public access computers is a print collection of titles to help with improving tech skills, advice on creating resumes and cover letters, and vocational guidance. Resources are available to check out with your library card.


Learning Express Library: Test preparation resources, including professional tests, GED, Citizenship, college preparatory and advanced college entry exams.
       EmployRI: Search for jobs, create and post resumes, view instructional videos, and find job fairs and workshops. Managed and operated by RI Department of Labor and Training.
          netWORKRI: One-stop career centers around Rhode Island. Job searching, career advice, workshops, training, and more. Managed and operated by RI Department of Labor and Training.

CareerOneStop: Explore careers, finding training, search for jobs, find local assistance, and discover the tools you need for career success. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.
Hloom: Provides templates for resumes, cover letters, flyers, fax covers and more in Microsoft Word for easy editing. 
JobHero:A comprehensive resource to help you find resume and cover letter samples for your job title. 
Job Seeker Center ( Local, state, and national web links including job searching, job postings, resources, career assistance, and more. Comprehensive resources to help students and aspiring professionals define their career path, from education/training to interviewing skills. Provides free professionally-written cover letter examples by industry and job title.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Print versions available in Job Center Collection (2018/19 ed. in-library use only) and Nonfiction Collection.


Universal Class - online video courses for education and enrichment (Free - Barrington Public Library card required)
Mango Languages - language learning including ESL (Free - geolocated for Rhode Island residents - no card required - app available) - discover your family history and start your family tree (Ocean State Libraries card and pin required for access at home) - Please use any web browser except Chrome at this time. - Rhode Island's Online Reference Center (geolocated for Rhode Island residents - provided by Providence Public Library with the support of OLIS)
Online Learning & Enrichment Resources (compiled by the OLIS) - This guide includes a multitude of online learning resources and tools separated by age group or topic.
Udemy - online courses (Ocean State Libraries card required - create a free account - app available)


Open Education Database: Online education directory offers free and for-credit courses. Free. Digital learning center includes self-directed tutorials to improve digital and technology skills. Free.
Excel Easy: Learn or improve your proficiency in using Microsoft Excel. Offers online tutorials on basics, functions and data. Free. Learn, improve, and expand your digital and technology skills. Lessons are designed for beginners up to seasoned professionals looking to brush up on career skills. Lessons include guides and video tutorials. Free. Free resource for entry level careers in the medical field and information into each career for each state in the country.
Online Nursing MS Degree: Free resource for professional nurses who wish to advance their degree.
Codecademy - learn to code for free with interactive lessons and daily practice (create a free account)
Complete Works of William Shakespeare - this site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993
Digital Public Library of America - browse and discover ebooks, images, videos, sounds, and so much more around the U.S.
Duolingo - learn 30+ languages for free - create a free account - app available - free worksheets, activities, lesson plans, exercises, and more for kids preschool to 5th grade - app available, premium option available
GCF Learn Free - free online learning in areas such as technology, work, core skills, and reading
Internet Archive - non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more (create a free account)
Khan Academy - learn anything (math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more), anywhere - create a free account
Project Gutenberg - a library of over 60,000 free ebooks

Senior Tech Help - helpful articles and walkthroughs to show you how to use your iPhone or iPad more effectively. Easy to understand and navigate.

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