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HBPL Digital Resources Library: Create a Free Coursera Account

The Huntington Beach Public Library is pleased to offer various digital resources and databases for our patrons.The following guide will introduce you to our various online resources and give you information on how to access them from the comfort of home.

CAreer Pathways Overview

The California State Library is providing patrons of the Huntington Beach Public Library free access to Coursera. This is available thanks to funding in whole or in part from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act or the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

As part of this program, 25,000 Coursera learner licenses for all of California offered over four enrollment periods of 12 months each. A learner’s access time is dependent on when they sign-up within an enrollment period (ex: If an enrollment period starts on Jan 1, 2023, and a learner signs up on March 1, 2023, they will have ten months of access). Learners can re-register for continued access in subsequent enrollment periods. Subscription access is through September 14, 2024.

To register for your free, one-year account, go to or click here. Once you have registered, you can sign in at

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481