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DCL Provides 500+ Online Free Online Classes

Durham County Library is proud to announce the launch of over 500 online classes through Universal Class free to DCL card holders.

Offering continuing education classes in subjects ranging from the ABCs of Algebra to Yoga 101, Universal Class utilizes real instructors, engaging video lessons and personal feedback to help users develop both their personal skills and professional qualifications. Many classes also offer Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) making Universal Class a perfect resource for organizations looking to provide professional development for their staff.

To get started with this free service, visit DCL’s Universal Class Registration Page. You will need your library card number and email address.

Once you’ve signed up for Universal Class, you can log in and access your courses on our Universal Class Home Page.

Visit the Course Catalog to browse available courses. You’re sure to find something for personal enrichment or to help you achieve your career goals!


  • Anytime, any place enrollment! No waiting for sessions to start or end
  • Friendly instructors providing assessment and feedback
  • Engaging video-based lessons
  • Lesson exams and stimulating writing assignments
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • CEU Certificates documenting course completion (online, printable and downloadable PDFs)
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)

Quick Facts

  • You will need to create an account and have a valid email address to sign up for courses.
  • You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses.
  • You have up to 6 months to finish each course.
  • You have access to your course 24/7 via the internet.
  • Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
  • Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

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2 Responses to DCL Provides 500+ Online Free Online Classes

  1. Alejandra May 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    How old do you have to be to take these classes? Are they really free? Are there any hidden costs?

    • Durham County Library May 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

      You have to be 13 years old or older. There are no fees. All classes are free to DCL card holders.

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