The Oakland Public Library offers a very cool service to anyone with a library card. Since April 1, 2012, they've been offering access to Transparent Language Online, a language learning program via the library's website. Transparent Language Online provides instruction in over 80 languages plus English. It's designed to help users learn basic language skills or dive into more extensive language instruction - all at a self-determined pace. The program can be used from any computer with Internet access, and free companion mobile applications for Apple and Android devices are available. To access the system, click here. (New users can sign up on this page.) 

For more info: Andrew Demcak, Acting Collection Management Librarian, 238-4704