Welcome St. Louis Public Library Patrons!
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, FREE courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. You can take up to six courses per session, with no annual limit.
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”
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”.
All instructor-led courses run for six weeks, with an available 10-day extension period at the end, and most take an average of 24 hours to complete. One lesson is released every Wednesday and Friday for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when lessons are released. You will have access to all lessons until the course ends. However, the interactive Discussion Area that accompanies each lesson will automatically close two weeks after the lesson is released. Thus, we strongly recommend that you complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Students who have enrolled in a course must log in and view lessons one and two within 13 days after the start date of the course, or they will be automatically dropped.
Students who are dropped from a course will be able to enroll in the course during a later session.
Instructor-led courses conclude with a final exam, which tests your comprehension of the material covered in the class. You must complete the final exam within two weeks of the release of Lesson 12. Although the final exam answers can be submitted multiple times, only the first submission counts. Your performance on the final exam is the only factor we will consider when determining your eligibility for a certificate of completion.
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