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Welcome to your Cleveland Public Library Gale Courses site.

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are free, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. 

How Do I Enroll In a Course?

1. Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.  You can find courses by browsing through the categories on the left of your screen or by using the search bar above.

2. Select your course start date and click “Continue.”

3. If you have never taken a Gale Courses course: enter your email address in the New Student area, and click “Create Account.”  Complete the Account and Student Information page and then click “Continue to Payment Options.”

If you are a returning student: enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”

4. Enter your library barcode and click “Use Library Card”.

If you are a Cleveland Public Library patron, but do not have a CPL-issued library card, please contact TechCentral at (216) 623-2980 or for more information. Please provide your library card number to assist our team in helping you better.

If you have difficulty registering for a course or have questions about using Gale Courses please contact TechCentral at (216) 623-2980 or

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  1. Locate the desired course and click Enroll Now.
  2. Select a session start date on the Select Date page. You will then move on to the Sign In page.
  3. Use either Returning Students or New Student to access or create your account.
  4. Enter your Pre Authorized PassCode as a payment option.

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