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Skills and Support

The Cedar Rapids Public Library has a variety of resources to help you learn new skills, explore new careers, and expand your world – even from home.


Adult Education

Brainfuse Lifelong Learner – Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, the Adult Learning Center at Brainfuse can help.

Library Classes – Explore our event calendar for classes hosted by Library staff, including virtual tech to go, computer classes, and workforce development programs.

Lynda.com – Access thousands of free online training videos and courses.

Pronunciator – The worlds largest language-learning service. Choose from over 80 languages to learn.


Job and Personal Development

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow – Get live job coaching, access a resume writing lab, live interview coaching, and unemployment assistance, as well as much more.

Data Axle Reference Solutions – Provides addresses, sales information, executives, for over 11 million U.S. Now includes job listings. **Patrons should read the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy of this resource before searching.

IowaWORKS – Find jobs that match your skill set, or discover training to connect you with your next job.

Lynda.com – Provides video training tutorials on various skills, including Microsoft, Adobe, HTML, resume writing, video editing, social media, and much more.

Opportunity Center – The Opportunity Center is your connection to the support services and skills you need to learn, earn, and thrive. We offer support services in a variety of areas by appointment or online.

Unemployment Assistance – Brainfuse now offers unemployment assistance with live navigators each week. Explore the resources available on their site or schedule an appointment for one-on-one assistance.


Library Programs – Workforce and Personal Development

The Cedar Rapids Public Library provides a variety of programs on our Facebook and YouTube Channel to support those looking to increase their skills or find a new job. Explore the variety of resources online today.


Tax Assistance

Federal Taxes

File Federal Taxes Online
Order Forms through the mail: 1-800-829-3676
Federal Tax Assistance Hotline: 1-800-829-1040, Mon – Fri 7 am – 7 pm
Online Tax Help and Resources

State of Iowa Taxes

File State of Iowa Taxes Online
Order Forms through the mail: 1-800-532-1531
State Tax Assistance Hotline: 1-800-367-3388, Mon – Fri 8 am – 4:15 pm
Online Tax Help and Resources Email: idr@iowa.gov