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Background hosts over 2,500 on-demand video courses on subjects ranging from twitter to time management; from Excel to effective presentations. The majority of the tutorials focus on software and home computing for a variety of operating systems with beginner to advanced learning levels. Gmail Essential Training, Building Mobile Apps for Multiple Devices with Flash Professional, Setting Up a Database in Excel, Scanning Techniques for Business and Home, Social Media Marketing with Facebook and Twitter – these courses and more are available in an easy streaming format with printable exercise files. also offers courses on select business skills including Time Management Fundamentals, Effective Meetings, Creating an Effective Resume, and Project Management Fundamentals. For a list of all courses currently available, visit
METRO members can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of eight weeks. During that time, you will have complete access to all lynda courses and receive certificates of completion for any courses that you watch in their entirety. After eight weeks, your license will be inactivated and made available to the next member. However, your user profile will be saved, and you may request renewed 8-week access to the tutorial library at a later date.

Getting Started

To request access to through METRO, visit our online request form

When your account is ready, you will receive an email with some easy set-up instructions. You are then free to log-in and take advantage of’s online tutorial library. Please note that if all user licenses are already in use, your name will be placed on a short waiting list and you will receive a set-up email when the next license is available.
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For more information on access to through METRO, contact Laura Forshay at