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Explore classes just for you.

Our curated class lists help you figure out your next side project, pick up new skills for your day job, or pursue a lifelong passion.

Productivity Tools to Build Habits that Stick

Start and Grow a Successful Side Hustle

Build Your Business From Plan to Profits

Explore the Ins and Outs of Going Freelance

How to Effectively Communicate for Success at Work

Create an Undeniable Social Media Presence

Create a Design Portfolio That Shows Your Talent

Build a Career in Photography or Filmmaking

Master Marketing: Find Success From Strategy to Sales

Dive into Data: Build Data-Driven Analysis Tools

Transition to a Career in Product Management

Learn the Basics to Start Your New HR Career

Learn from expert instructors.

Skillshare teachers are working professionals, experts, and subject matter enthusiasts excited to share their wisdom, experience, and trusted tools with you.

Roxane Gay


Jeff Staple


Justin Bridges


Laci Jordan

Multidisciplinary Artist

To get access to Skillshare through California State Library, go to your local library's website and find the link for Skillshare. Then, you'll be directed to set up your free access to Skillshare.

As a Skillshare member, you’ll have access to thousands of online classes that you can watch on your own time, at your own pace. Each class has short lessons and a hands-on project for you to work on and put your new skills into action.

We offer thousands of classes in 4 main categories—Creative, Business, Technology, and Lifestyle. You'll find classes recommended for you on your Home page and can adjust the Skills you Follow to improve your recommendations.

In addition to the class lists above, we've curated class lists specifically for California State Library patrons on productivity, career planning, building an online business, freelancing, social media, communication, entrepreneurship, and starting a side hustle.

You can find frequently asked questions and getting started information on our Help Center. If you're looking for additional help, you can contact our Support team by submitting a ticket here.

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