Career Tools

Tools for you to choose a career, improve your skills, or advance along a career path.

Online Resources available with your Library Card

Your library card is your portal to free online resources. Apply here to get a library card. Accessing the following websites directly (not using provided links below) your access might be denied, limited, or cost you money.


Tools in the Library

Access Wi-Fi (Daily 6 a.m. to midnight)

Computer use: Walkup and online reservations available
    If this is the first time you have reserved a computer with the Pharos reservation software, view the instructions here.


  • Scan to email or USB drive
  • Send Faxes
  • Make Copies*
  • Print*


Remote Printing is available for pick-up during library hours:

  • Visit
  • Enter your library card and PIN number
  • Click UPLOAD and select your document on your device
  • Repeat for multiple docs. Upload is good for 24-hours


*Patrons receive a $44 credit on their accounts at the start of each month for free printing. This is not a rolling balance; anything not used will disappear when accounts are reset for the next month.


Career Guidance

Access these career-focused websites using the portal links provided below. (See a complete listing of all reference sites)

Career Cruising
Interactive career resource with in-depth profiles of careers, colleges, and universities.

Gale General OneFile
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Topics include careers, computers and technology, education, health, history, news and current event, personal finance and taxes, self-help/self-improvement.

High School 21 +
Helps adults complete a high school diploma (not a GED), get credit for life and job experience, and register for college online programs or in-person classes.

LearningExpress Library

  • Career Preparations: Make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field.
  • High School Equivalency Center: Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.
  • College Admissions Test Preparation: Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.
  • School Center: Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.
  • College Students: Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success.
  • Adult Core Skills: Achieve your personal education and career goals.
  • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes: Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español
  • Watch a LearningExpress tutorial here


Oxford English Dictionary
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

PacMtn Explore Careers (Pacific Mountain Workforce Development)
Resource from Pacific Mountain Workforce Development explores six main job sectors. Find overviews and opportunities, with information for job seekers, educational institutions, and employers. 



Learn New Skills Online

Access these skill-focused websites by using the portal links provided below. (See a complete listing of all reference sites)

Kanopy Video Courses
Stream The Great Courses series. (Watch Kanopy tutorial here)

LinkedIn Learning
Learn software, technology, creativity, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. LinkedIn is provided by the Washington State Library. (Watch a Linkedin Learning tutorial here)

Niche Academy eTutorials
Learn more about the online resources offered by Timberland Library. Topics include social media, homework resources, genealogy, and google tools.

ProCitizen: Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test

Learn a new language. Personalized courses in any of 160+ languages, instruction in 130+ home languages, ESL courses, American Sign Language courses, and a Mexican Sign Language video course. (Watch a Pronunciator tutorial here)

Universal Class
Universal Class online learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. (Watch a Universal Class tutorial here)



Online Resources available without your Library Card

Resumé Writing Series


Check out this video series to help write or improve your resumé.


Additional Resources

Career Connect Washington
Directory of programs combining real-world skills and classroom learning for young people in Washington. A partnership of business, labor, education, and community leaders creating work-based and academic programs for young people to explore, learn, and earn money or college-level credit.

Find career, training, and job search resources just for you.
Courses cover basic skills, such as using a mouse & computer, navigating a website, creating an email address, and searching. Other courses include specific topics like applying for jobs online, using Microsoft Word, searching for quality health information, and staying safe online.
Goodwill Community Foundation's (GCF) program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work. Reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games.

Grow with Google
Launched in 2017, Grow with Google is an initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans, and offers free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy
Microsoft Imagine Academy supports Learning Pathways for 4 areas of study identified by industry experts as leading to high-demand, future-ready employability.



Service Members, Veterans, and Families Resources


Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers, search for jobs and learn about and access other benefits for veterans.

Teens and Young Adults Starting Your Career Journey