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Gale Courses

Online learning anytime, anywhere...just a click away!

Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform your life. Course offerings are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations and include:

  • Courses to support business professionals, such as business law, human resources, management, manufacturing, and marketing
  • Computer and technology courses that suit skill levels from beginner to advanced
  • Courses in parenting, the arts, hobbies
  • A multitude of health and wellness offerings

The six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages.

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Additional benefits to you, the patron, include:

  • Easy – Signing up with your library accounts
  • Free – Courses are free to patrons with a Decatur Public Library card
  • Accessible – Courses can be accessed anywhere, any time, on any computer with internet access.
  • Engagement – Online discussion area bring you and the instructor together for feedback and encouragement
  • Flexibility – A 10-day extension period is available if needed
  • Recognition – Patrons receive a “Record of Completion” certificate after successfully finishing a course


If you want to see all that Gale Courses has to offer, check out our tutorial.

Course Offerings

Check out the wide variety of online classes by topic offered through Gale.

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