Online Learning

Looking to learn a new language, polish your resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, or for help with homework?  Or would you like learn more about a favorite subject in an in-depth course led by an expert?  These online learning services are available free with your Mahwah library card.

Interested in business and financial resources, scholarly journals and online research?  We have a dedicated section for research databases.

Adult Learning Center by Brainfuse

Achieve your learning and career goals with our LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.

Adult Learning Center by Brainfuse makes going back to school, switching jobs, or just brushing up on an academic skill much more feasible and accessible.

Getting Started

Adult Learning Center works with any modern browser.  Adult Learning Center is exclusive to Mahwah residents, so have your Mahwah Library card handy to get started.

Ebsco LearningExpress Library

Learn the fundamentals of your computer, the Internet, and popular software applications with these easy-to-follow multimedia tutorials—and take advantage of all that today’s technology has to offer with more than 90 self-paced online tutorials from beginner to advanced levels.

Getting Started

Computer Skills Center works with any modern browser. You will need to create an account through the New Jersey State Library before using this service.

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HelpNow by Brainfusee

On-Demand Online Learning & Homework Help

Live One-On-One Tutoring and Homework Help

Designed for students, HelpNow offers live, real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Brainfuse tutors are trained to not provide answers, but to help users master a problem’s underlying academic concepts. Brainfuse also offers tutoring and homework help services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.

Expert Writing Assistance for Every Level

Get help with writing in a way that works for you!  Live writing help lets you work in real-time with a tutor on brainstorming, revising, and editing your writing. Brainfuse’s intensive writing lab allows you to submit a paper to receive instructive and thoughtful analysis in 24 hours.

Academic and standardized test prep

SkillSurfer contains a comprehensive library of proprietary practice tests. When you take a SkillSurfer test, Brainfuse instantly prepares a skill-by-skill learning plan, including recommendations for targeted tutoring to help you succeed! Supported tests include:

    The new SAT
    The new GED
    TASC (a GED alternative test)
    HiSet (a GED alternative test)
    US Citizenship Test
    College Placement Test Preparation

Getting Started

HelpNow by Brainfuse is exclusive to Mahwah residents, so have your Mahwah Library card handy to login.

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Ebsco LearningExpress Library

Job & Career Accelerator provides an easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. It delivers award-winning information on careers, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with ideal career paths. This innovative job-hunting platform has everything job seekers need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit their needs, give professional interviews and more.

Job & Career Accelerator helps you

  • Build Resumes and Job Letters
  • Find Career Matches
  • Explore Occupations
  • Search for Jobs and Internships
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Career eBooks Library
  • Discover Schools and Scholarships

Getting Started

Job & Career Accelerator works with any modern browser.  You will need to create an account through the New Jersey State Library before using this service.

JobNow by Brainfuse

On-Demand Job Searching, Interview and Coaching

Career Resources

Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.

Resume Builder

Featuring our Resume Lab, our Resume Builder provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume.

  • Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts, and you will receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
  • Resume Templates:  To help you get started, we have included downloadable templates for four of the most common resume types.
  • Internet Resources for Resumes:  Search these carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.

Live Interview Coaching

Connect with one of our live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills. Coaches will offer tips and common questions to help you prepare for your interview.

Ace the Interview

We provides resources to help you prepare for your interview.

Getting Started

JobNow works with any modern browser.  JobNow by Brainfuse is exclusive to Mahwah residents, so have your Mahwah Library card handy to get started.

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Expand Your Linguistic Horizons

Rosetta Stone is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of immersive language and literacy education. The innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.

Rosetta Stone offers instruction in 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go.

Available languages include: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Getting Started

  1. Prior to logging in for the first time on your mobile device, go to the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android) and download the Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone app (links below)  You only need to do this once.
  2. On your mobile device visit and click on the Rosetta Stone link.
  3. Enter your library card number if prompted.  Do not log in with your Google account.
  4. When the Rosetta Stone screen appears log in with your username and password and choose the language you wish to learn.
  5. On the next screen click the link that says Launch Rosetta Stone.
  6. The Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device will launch and load you into your language after a short delay.

Getting started with Rosetta Stone can be tricky, please visit the adult information desk with any questions and remember to bring your device with you so we can help you setup your account.

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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. Skillshare courses are taught by leading creative experts and innovators.

Find what fascinates you with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics like drawing, watercolor, calligraphy, photography, graphic design, illustration, hand lettering, icon design, pattern design, and more. Learn to use popular creative tools like Procreate, Fresco, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Or grow your career or business with classes in entrepreneurship, social media marketing, productivity, and more. With Skillshare, you can learn from masters of their craft who are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Getting Started

The Library provides unlimited access to Skillshare for 14 days, exclusively for Mahwah residents.  Getting started with Skillshare is slightly different than other online services offered by the Library.  To begin, reserve a pass through the link below and we will create an account in your name.  When your account is activated, you will receive an invitation email from “”.  You can now login to and create your unique profile. (Only login to Skillshare after you receive the invitation from “” otherwise you may be charged for the service.)

After you create your profile, you can access the service at any time by logging into with your email address and password.  You can login to the website or the mobile app and your progress will be saved after each session.  Skillshare will suggest other courses you may find interesting based on your activity.

After your 14-day checkout period concludes, you will still be able to access some Skillshare’s classes for free.  If you need access to the entire Skillshare library again, simply reserve a pass and we will reactivate your account for an additional 14 days.  Your history and progress is retained so you can always pickup where you left off.

If you need assistance, please contact the Adult Services desk at 201.529.7323, option 3, or via email at

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The Great Courses are a series of college-level lecture courses, perfect for anyone who wants to further their education or take a deep dive into a variety of subjects, at your own pace and based on the topics that interest you.

With over 5,000 videos, you can learn as much as you want to about history, humanities, travel, hobbies, zoology, health, psychology, environment science, literature and the arts to name just a few. View unlimited “The Great Courses” with your Library card.

On Kanopy, all “The Great Courses” videos are not only free but also available on demand: there are no holds, no waiting lists.

Getting Started

The Great Courses are available through Kanopy exclusively to Mahwah residents and may be accessed on your PC, laptop, streamer or device.  Mobile devices use the same apps as Kanopy.  Start by visiting Kanopy and setting up your account using your e-mail address, library card number, and creating a password.

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Online Research Tools

Looking for newspaper, magazine, journal articles, scholarly research, business and financial research and more?  Check out the Library’s selection of online research tools!