Introducing Niche Academy!

We are excited to introduce JCPL’s latest digital service, Niche Academy! It is a free online database with succinct tutorials on topics like navigating social media platforms and using digital book and media resources. To access the platform from your computer, visit our E-Resources section of the menu and click on Niche Academy under the Self-Directed Learning tab, or click on the link above. You don’t need to have a library account to use the service.

Social media and digital resources have become increasingly more essential elements in our world, and we know it can be overwhelming, especially with limited time, to keep up with all the new options. JCPL’s Niche Academy account features instructional videos on using social media, digital content, and Microsoft products. Tutorials range between 10-30 minutes depending on the topic, and they walk you through every step clearly. You can learn how to navigate social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, among others. Do you need to make spreadsheets or presentations but don’t know how? There are tutorials for all of Microsoft’s software. And, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to use digital resources like Libby, Overdrive, Hoopla, and RB Digital to access books, music, and movies from the comfort of your home.

For more information about Niche Academy and JCPL’s many other digital resources, explore our website at or call 423-434-4450. And, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates as we continue to add to our digital content!



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