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Get on board the Learning Express with your library

Library spotlight
Pat Conway
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Are you thinking of applying to a college? Or perhaps you would like to improve your writing skills. Garfield County Libraries can provide you with books, but you may not know that the library district has also purchased numerous online databases, which stand ready to assist you with a variety of needs. Databases are sources of information on specific topics that can be accessed via computer. Our databases are available on each of our library computers, and most also may be accessed from home with a library card, which can be obtained online or in person at the library.

I am particularly excited about the Learning Express Library database. Many people need to take tests to apply for a job, become licensed in a particular field, or to fulfill requirements to enter college or graduate school. Learning Express provides an opportunity to study and practice taking exams ahead of time. Test preparation is available for many professions, including the postal service, nursing school, teaching, and civil service. Additionally, there are preparation tools for the GED and for college and graduate school entrance exams, including the SAT and GRE. The database also offers general skill improvement for elementary through high school levels, as well as specific sections on reading and mathematics. Some of the exercises are in Spanish as well as English.

In addition to exercises and practice tests, a special collection of e-books allows users to download books onto a computer to read at their leisure. The e-books provide more detail about the various test topics, as well as information on interviewing and other techniques necessary to obtain employment.

A wealth of assistance is available, and I hope you will investigate this database.

Simply go to, click on Databases A-Z, and scroll down to Learning Express Library. If you have questions or would like more information about utilizing this resource, please call or visit any of your Garfield County Libraries.

Pat Conway is the Glenwood Springs Library Branch Manager.

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