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The Great Courses: An Opportunity to Learn

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The Great Courses

Do you love to learn more about the world we live in? Or are you thinking about starting a new career or degree program? CCPL has the perfect collection for you! The Great Courses is an amazing collection of hundreds of courses on subjects like cooking, physics, writing, religion, science, the universe, and so much more. All the courses are created by top college professors and experts.

The best part is that you can enjoy The Great Courses for free with your library card! You’ll get access to books, DVDs, and audiobooks which are easy to understand and will help you learn about the topics that interest you. Each library has a collection on the shelf, ready for you to come in and browse. Or you can explore the collection in our online catalog by searching “Great Courses”. Some of the courses include, “How to Turn Your Passion into Profit,” “Learn Java Programming,” “Learning Italian: Step by Step and Region by Region,” “Unlock the Hidden History of DNA” and so many more.

Chesterfield County Public Library recently added titles to The Great Courses collection and they now check out for three weeks.  Sophia Geron, Selector Librarian from CCPL’s Collection Management department, says “With the refresh, 113 courses have been added this past year to expand the collection. Most include a few DVDs and a course guidebook to read while watching.” The courses can also be checked out through Hoopla, and video versions can be checked out using a Hoopla Binge Pass.

The Great Courses offer the opportunity to have fun while learning about topics both big and small. Geron said “Great Courses have many niche topics so you can dive deeper into what you are interested in. It’s like taking a college course, but for free if you check them out through the library!”

If you want to dive in and check some of the courses, you can visit the catalog and search for "Great Courses”. Visit Hoopla for audiobooks, or click here for the video versions.

By: Adriana Rosales, Creative Content Writer, CCPL Community Services Department 

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