Borrow A Laptop

A library card with Parkland Community Library can aid you in getting back into the workforce. Job seekers can borrow a laptop free with their library card and access online career tools. In addition, we offer several databases to help you write your resume, search for a job, and learn new skills! PA CareerLink® offers Pennsylvania job seekers a new online learning platform called SkillUp™ PA. Read more below!

This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Department of Education.

FAQs

Laptop type:

Dell Latitude 5520.

The equipment included the laptop: charger, Hotspot with its charger, instruction folder and contents, laptop bag with strap, and luggage tag.

Software, What’s on it?

Chrome, Zoom 

Rollback Rx software will ensure the computers are completely wiped between uses.

What Can I Borrow It For?

Job hunting

How to Borrow

You can find records for the laptops on the online catalog by typing in the keyword: “laptop” and limiting the item format to “Equipment, Games, toys.”

Go directly to the Tech Center to check out a laptop and request one. See the Lending Rules below.

The tech assistant will read the rules and regulations to the patron and give a short tutorial on logging in, opening the browser, and using the Hotspot. The patrons cannot install their programs, but the tech assistant may install any they need before leaving the library.

Lending Rules:

Certain materials are limited to one item checked out per household, such as laptops, hotspots, etc. Please view the library’s catalog for the current list of rules and fees that may apply.

  • Adult and teen patrons, 16 years and older, residing in the Parkland School District may check out a laptop. Patrons with a qualifying non-resident card may also check out a laptop.
  • One laptop per household.

*Do not return in the book drop. The laptop must be returned to the Tech Center during regular library hours.

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Career Resources at Parkland Community Library

Whether actively looking for a job or currently employed, it is important to keep your resume current. Resume writing may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Parkland Community Library offers resources to help you write your resume, search for a job, and learn a new skill! Let’s quickly peek into some of the resources available with your library card. 

Are you more of a visual learner? Niche Academy – PA Power Learning is a collection of videos that can be viewed at your pace. Covered topics include business resources and job hunting, MS Office, and returning to the workforce.

Whether you are a recent graduate, are reentering the workforce, or are looking for a career change, Pennsylvania Job Resources will help you take the next step.  Pennsylvania Job Resources is a one-stop resource for career exploration and planning in Pennsylvania created by POWER library. Job seekers can access job postings, career information, and resume-building tools. 

Universal Class offers over 500 online courses! All courses can be completed at your own pace and allow you to earn certificates and continuing education credits for select classes. Patrons have access to expert instructors who offer continual feedback throughout the courses.

BrainFuse LearnNow is an extensive database that allows you to take practice tests for GED and nursing exams, offers lessons for ESL students, and includes career prep and job resources for over 140 different careers!

JobNow 

Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, a full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources, and more!

  • Resume Assistance Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources, including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
  • Prepare for Your Interview Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

SkillUp™ PA

Pennsylvania’s new online learning platform By PA CareerLink®

Did you know that ALL residents of Pennsylvania can access online skills training from beginner to advanced levels with access provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to SkillUp™ PA?

  • SkillUp™ PA provides access to NO COST online job skills training to Pennsylvanians.
  • Courses are available by simply registering for a free account on the PA CareerLink® website.
  • Self-paced.
  • Available 24/7.
  • More than 6K training courses.

About SkillUp PA

SkillUp PA was launched to provide access to free, online job skills training to Pennsylvania residents. Courses are available on the Metrix Learning Portal and can be accessed by registering for a free account on the PA CareerLink® website.

6,000+ TRAINING MODULES

130+ INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

Access a variety of no-cost course and certification programs to help your employees build their skill sets and
meet your business needs.

Tools and training for everyone, anywhere at any time.

Certifications

CompTIA
Cybersecurity
Project Management
Human Resources
much more!

Courses Available

Microsoft Office
QuickBooks
IT & more!


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