Massachusetts Library System members can take hundreds of partially pre-paid live online courses from Lyrasis. Lyrasis courses are taught live online by professional instructors. Lyrasis courses normally cost between $120 and $220, but are now available to MLS members at a discount rate of 75% off the class price. This offer will last until these units are exhausted.  Members are asked to select only one course per person since supplies are limited.

To register:

Login or register for a Lyrasis Member Account. After logging in, click the “Classes and Events” tab. Available courses may be viewed through the Searchable Classes and Events Schedule. All courses under the “Distance Education” delivery method are taught online with no travel required. You can also find courses by category.

When you identify a course you would like to take, email for the promotional code. Please use this subject line: lyrasis.  When you have received the code, you must enter it in order to take advantage of the MLS discount. Please note that the discount is automatically included in the course cost and members are responsible for the balance.

Locate the session, date, and location and click on the “Register” button.   Make sure the session, date, and time you selected is correct and enter the required information. Click the “Add to Cart” button and add the promotional code in the field labeled “Promo Code” and proceed to the Shopping Cart. Once you check out you will be asked for your payment method.

Please understand the rules for registering for Lyrasis courses before enrolling in a class. The class registration deadline is two weeks prior to each session. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted as space permits and must be confirmed by calling the Lyrasis office at 800.999.8558.

Since each course has been partially pre-paid, please register only for courses you plan on attending and set aside enough time to complete each course in its entirety. You will receive a certificate of completion once the course has been completed.