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All resources are available for use within the Library. Resources marked with require a Resident* Library Card.

*Resident areas include Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County.

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Adults receive live online help from trained adult education specialists in areas such as resume and cover letter writing assistance, MS Office skill-building, core subject education in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts, in both English or Spanish. The Adult Learning Center also provides US Citizenship testing, and high school equivalency testing.

Brainfuse includes: Additional modules just for veterans Live Help: Choose the subject to get a live tutor. Skill Surfer: Browse through a collection of skills-specific review modules. Writing Lab: Upload and submit essays, short paragraphs, or any form of writing for feedback from Brainfuse tutors. 24/7 Center: Ask math, science and other academic questions for feedback from Brainfuse tutors. Adult Learning Center: Receive live tutoring in GED, resume assistance, and ask MS Office questions. Language Lab: Learn Spanish from a live tutor. Office Hours: Allows faculty/college instructors to schedule virtual office hours with students. LEAP: Receive intensive college readiness tutoring through practice quizzes and live tutoring. Tutor Match: Schedule sessions with favorite tutors.

Skill Surfer offers a collection of skills-specific review modules for a wide variety of skills and tests including HiSET, TOEFL, ASVAB, AP prep,and GRE. *Users need to set up a personal account with a Username and Password to access the practice tests found in the Skill Surfer section or to upload a document to the Writing Lab for some feedback.


Interactive online learning platform featuring practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, high school equivalency exam preparation (HiSET in Iowa), and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.. The Learning Express Library also includes Popular Software Tutorials and Basic Computer Instruction.