Education & Test Preparation

Online Resource Tutorials

The Garland Libraries offer video tutorials on how to use many of our online resources.  Learn how to use Value Line, Mango Languages, Testing and Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair and many more. Also included are tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Gmail, Google Photos, and Goodreads.

Popular subjects

We have grouped several resource together to make them easier to find:

Business and Legal ResourcesHealth ResourcesNewspapers & Magazines 
Virtual Reference Library
Do it YourselfHomework Resources 
Online Tutoring 

Education and Test PreparationJobs and Career GatewayOverDrive Downloadables
Finance and Investments Literary CriticismRecursos en Español

A collection of online instruction resources plus tools to help you pass the test for school, for work or for yourself.

  1. Adult Learning Center
  2. BrainHQ
  3. Driving Tests
  4. Education eBooks
  5. Gale Courses
  6. Jobs & Career Gateway
  7. Learning Express
  8. Mango Languages
  9. Testing & Education Reference
  10. Universal Class


Available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all Library card holders

  • Pass the GED: Get LIVE test coaching, take practice tests, and access helpful resources
  • Prepare for the US Citizenship Test: Practice tests and resources to help you prepare
  • Write a Winning Resume: Our HelpNow writing experts will help you craft a winning resume and cover letter
  • Microsoft Office Help: Connect with one of our LIVE experts to learn MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • Career Resources: Tips and resources to start your job search

For more information visit the Adult Learning Center FAQ page.

See also: SkillSurfer in HelpNow

SkillSurfer is learning library with thousands of lessons, quizzes and tests. A "Get Live Help" button above a lesson or quiz connects you to a live online tutor.

SkillSurfer lessons, quizzes and tests include: 

  • Elementary, Middle and High School
  • College Now
  • Computers & Technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Programming Language Certifications)
  • College Prep (AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, TOEFL iBT)
  • Adult Learners (ASVAB, CBEST, TABE, Citizenship, Nursing (TEAS, HESI), High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC))
  • ESL
  • Parents Corner (videos and helpful articles)