eSpotlight - The Great Courses Libby Collection

Submitted by Dana Lema on Tue, 12/28/2021 - 10:00 AM
Image of person's hands on a laptop computer watching a video of an instructor teaching a class

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. " - Abigail Adams

Celebrate the New Year with New Learning

To help make 2022 a year of learning and growth, San José Public Library introduces The Great Courses Libby Collection. The Great Courses has over 250 courses on many topics including Art, Health, Music, History, Science and much more. Courses are taught by top-ranked professors and instructors. Theses courses are presented as streaming video, so an internet connection is required. They can be viewed on your computer by using The Great Courses link or using the Libby by OverDrive app on an iOS or Android mobile device.

Using The Great Courses on a Computer

  • Click on The Great Courses link
  • Click on "Enter Library Account Details"
  • Type your library card number in the space provided
  • Click "Next"
  • Type your PIN in the space provided
  • Click "Sign In"
  • Scroll down to the Extras section with "The Great Courses Library Collection" banner
  • Click the orange "Get" button at the bottom right of The Great Courses Library Collection banner
  • Confirm you want 7-day access
  • Select a video course and enjoy!
  • This will give you 7-day unlimited access to The Great Courses. If you need/want more time, go through these steps again.

Using The Great Courses on a Mobile Device

If you do not already have the Libby app, download it from either the Apple App Store or Google Play (The Great Courses is not available on the OverDrive legacy app)

  • Search for or let Libby search for your library
  • Select any of the San José Public Library locations
  • Click on "Enter Library Account Details"
  • Type your library card number in the space provided
  • Click "Next"
  • Type your PIN in the space provided
  • Click "Sign In"
  • Click on the icon at the bottom of the page that looks like a library building - that's the Home button
  • Scroll down to the Extras section with "The Great Courses Library Collection" banner
  • Click the orange "Get" button at the bottom right of The Great Courses Library Collection banner
  • Confirm you want 7-day access
  • Select a video course and enjoy!
  • This will give you 7-day unlimited access to The Great Courses. If you need/want more time, go through these steps again. Note: You will not need to download the Libby app again once you have it on your device.

If you already have the Libby app set up on your mobile device:

  • Make sure you're signed in with your San José Public Library card
  • Click on the icon at the bottom of the page that looks like a library building - that's the Home button
  • Scroll down to the Extras section with "The Great Courses Library Collection" banner
  • Click the orange "Get" button at the bottom right of The Great Courses Library Collection banner
  • Confirm you want 7-day access
  • Select a video course and enjoy!
  • This will give you 7-day unlimited access to The Great Courses. If you need/want more time, go through these steps again.

Need Help?

If you have any questions about this or any other eResource, you can contact us by emailing us through the eMedia Support form or calling 1-408-808-2104.

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Submitted by Reagan Speth-M… on Mon, 01/24/2022 - 1:37 PM

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Thank you for the access to The Great Courses! I'm so excited!
Regards,
Reagan

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