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Adult Literacy: Learn Online and with Your Mobile Device


Learning software you can use from any computer!

Computer Basics

If you are new to computers or want to learn how to send an e-mail or search the Internet, this site will help you.

Reading Upgrade

Complete enjoyable self-paced lessons featuring pop music, video, and games.


(Let's Read) is a simple and easy-to-use pre-ESL online literacy course that teaches non-literate Spanish-speaking adults to read and write in Spanish. A login is required. Contact Adult Literacy at 213-228-7037 to learn more.

With your mobile device


This mobile program allows you to learn English anywhere, anytime, by using your cell phone (message & data rates may apply). It’s very easy and free for students. Just dial this number: (213) 223-7330 and provide the pin code 5275. For further information call (213) 228-7037.

These resources require a valid library card if used outside the library


Offering Spanish language e-books that can be read online or downloaded to devices, as well as language courses for Spanish, English, and "Quick Languages", a course in simple words and phrases in 12 languages. Also offers multimedia sections with art, music and PC instruction.

LearningExpress Library

Improve your scores on job skill exams.

Online Tutor

Online tutors are available on demand every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for one-to-one help with homework, skills building and test prep.

Powerspeak Languages

Online language learning - Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, ESL Spanish, and ESL Mandarin - through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools. Create a free account. Speakers or headphones are necessary.

Other Services

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The library offers free access to lessons in adult literacy, high school equivalency, and employment skills through Aztec Software. To enroll, please contact the Adult Literacy Center at (213) 228-7037 or email