Take an Online Course
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Whether you are looking to develop new skills, pursue an interest, prepare for the ACT, or acquire more job training, Gale Courses has classes to meet your needs.
As a CAFÉ library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. You can register for classes now or browse the catalog by visiting http://education.gale.com/l-waukesha/.
Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. The Computer Skills Learning Center includes interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Looking to land a job? An entire Learning Center is dedicated to help job seekers. (Home users: at the login screen, enter your complete library card number, including all letters, numbers and symbols, then select LearningExpress Library from the list of available resources)
Learn a Language
Build a new language foundation with confidence using Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online resource that you can access from home, on a mobile device, or anywhere with an internet connection. Rosetta Stone is a proven immersion method that blends oral and written exercises to teach grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Level 1 is offered for 30 different languages. Log in here to begin learning, or go here for more information.
Rosetta Stone language courses are also available for in-library use. Master Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and Italian up through Level 3 with this wonderful language program. The Rosetta Stone software is available on laptops for use by those ages 14 and older. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult during the language sessions.
The library also offers books, videos and audio materials for language learning. For more information, please contact the Adult Services Desk at 262-246-5181 or email us.
Research a Purchase
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from the Library’s online subscription to Consumer Reports using your CAFÉ Library card. You can access this service from home or in the Library and find:
- 5,000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips
- Proven product reliability data
- Complete product specifications
- Frequently updated information
- 100% unbiased information…because they take no outside advertising
Access Consumer Reports here. (Home users: at the login screen, enter your complete library card number, including all letters, numbers and symbols.)
Jump Start Your Job Search
JobNow, powered by BrainFuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. Connect to a coach live from 2:00pm – 11:00pm, 7 days a week.
Build a Resume:
- Find resume templates to get you started
- Send your resume to a JobNow expert at the Resume Lab, and receive expert analysis within 24 hours
Ace the Interview:
- Connect with a live interview coach to brush up on your interview skills
- Find tips and common interview questions to help you prepare for your interview
Explore Career Resources:
- Identify your strengths and explore new career paths with career assessments
- Search carefully selected online job search sites, including local resources
Access JobNow here. (Home users: at the login screen, enter your complete library card number, including all letters, numbers and symbols.)
Subscription databases: These are specialized databases we subscribe to which are not available on Google® or other common search engines. They include online encyclopedias, periodical indexes, business directories, and other resources. With your library card, you have free access to these online tools from home, school, or office, as well as inside the library.
Information about BadgerCare Plus from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Contact and eligibility information available.
Medicaid is available to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Designed by the National Library of Medicine for health professionals and the general public, Medline Plus provides extensive current information on diseases and conditions, as well as drug information, directories of physicians and hospitals, and more.
Power of Attorney and Living Wills
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services website has these downloadable forms: Declaration to Physicians (Wisconsin Living Will), Power of Attorney for Health Care and Power of Attorney for Finance and Property.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Provides public access to those records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin in the Circuit Court Automation Program (CCAP) which are open to public view under Wisconsin’s Open Records law.
Aims to provide one-stop access to information, resources and services for all people with disabilities and their families.
Projects & programs, laws & regulations, publications, etc. of the EPA.
HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Listing of HUD homes for sale.
National Weather Service
Has links to local weather predictions, historical data, and more.
Passport,visa,and consulate information as well as travel advisories.
State of Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin school job openings are included on this site.
This site is ideal for anyone who values Wisconsin history and information. The collections come from universities, museums, libraries, archives and historical societies across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Parents Association/Homeschooling
Information on WPA: how to join, publications, current issues in homeschooling. Their website does not offer a curriculum or how-to-do-it information.
TAXES & PROPERTY INFORMATION
Includes federal income tax forms, publications, regulations, etc.
Village of Sussex property tax information
Village of Sussex residents may view tax and property information.
Waukesha County Land Information System
Residents of Waukesha County may view tax and property information.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Wisconsin tax forms and publications.