Need to Practice for that Big Exam? Then try...

Do you have a very important exam coming up---maybe the LEAP, ACT, GRE, GED, or a professional test like the Praxis or Civil Service exam? OR… Do you need a little extra help honing your reading, math, or vocabulary skills? OR… Wouldn’t it be great to be able to teach yourself computer skills at your own pace and have eBooks at your fingertips for ALL of these things---FREE!!!!

The Bossier Parish Library is pleased to share with you information on one of our best databases, Learning Express Library. Learning Express Library is an industry leader in customized test-preparation materials for students and adults to improve their performance on academic, licensing and certification exams. The Web-based learning solution provides everyone, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available.

Recently, Learning Express added a computer skills module which includes interactive tutorial courses and tests that are self-paced. This module presents material on Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator; Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Designer and Visio; Corel WordPerfect; and finally, Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

The Bossier Parish Library, through the State Library of Louisiana, is providing the free service, which can be accessed from within the Bossier Parish Library or from a user’s home computer by visiting All that is required is a Bossier Parish library card. Once you have logged in, notice on the left side of the page “Research & Homework.” The fourth option is Learning Express. Click on “Learning Express,” and you will be taken directly to the database. On the Learning Express Library homepage be sure to create yourself a username and password so that you will be able to save your tests, courses, and eBooks in your Center. It’s super easy!!!

Once you have your username and password, click on one of the Learning Centers on the left, read the latest Learning Express Library news on the right, browse the eBooks on the lower right, or take the guided tour of the database by clicking that option which is also on the lower right side of the page.

The Learning Centers are grouped and color coded which makes finding what you need even easier!! Just find the Learning Center you need, open it by clicking, click on the skill/test you need and add it to your center (that option will be on the right side of the page). Then all you have to do is click on My Center at the top right side of the page and begin. Another great feature of this database is that you don’t have to complete anything in one sitting. Just save what you were doing in your Center and work on it later. It’s great!!!

Currently, Learning Express Library offers more than 770 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials, along with more than 130 eBook titles. Preparation materials cover areas such as professional certification, licensing and aptitude tests in health care, civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, and real estate. Entrance exam assistance is available for the GED, ACT, SAT, AP, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT.

For more information, contact Connie, Reference and Education Coordinator at 318-746-1693. 

Connie has been the Reference and Education Coordinator since August 2010 and has been with the Bossier Parish Library since 2006. Since becoming the Reference and Education Coordinator, she has been training staff and the general public on how to take advantage of Learning Express Library. There has been a lot of positive feedback from everyone including the local schools that have introduced the database to their students.

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