What Is Skillshare?

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Skillshare classes include a combination of video lessons and a class project. Classes range from 30-90 minutes with bite-sized lessons and hands-on learning to fit any schedule. 

Figure out your next side project, pick up new skills for your day job, or pursue a lifelong passion.

There are thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. Skillshare teachers are working professionals, experts, and subject matter enthusiasts.

Access is courtesy of the California State Library.

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Click on this link (
  2. Enter your email address and create a password when requested
  3. Your unlimited access will last for twelve months (Access is limited to one 12 month redemption per email/account)


  • Check out the class lists made for California State Library to help you get started learning
  • Classes in four main categories—Creative, Business, Technology, and Lifestyle
  • Personalized recommendations for you on your Home page
  • Adjust the Skills you Follow to improve your recommendations


Available For Use On

Any computer or device with a browser and internet access. There is an app available for this product and you may download classes on it.

Need Help?

  • Check out commonly asked questions here
  • Contact us by email, phone or in person at any library branch