Adult Learning

Learning Groups

Adult Learning Groups are held weekly throughout the year. You are welcome to start attending at any time! Check the online calendar or call 708-795-8000 ext 3087 for the current schedule.

  • Basic Technology Skills
  • Basic Reading and Writing
  • ESL Conversation
  • Citizenship

Many of our informal small group sessions require registration. Students may start attending at any time of the year. Groups are led by library staff members and volunteer tutors from our community.

Studying with us is free. Study materials are available for checkout to anyone with a current library card from a SWAN member library.


Online Learning

Brainfuse: HelpNow offers thousands of lessons, quizzes, tests and subjects to explore, including state-aligned skills building, test preparation and writing assistance. Have a difficult homework question or need help mastering a concept? Get one-on-one help with an online tutor every day after school. Includes tutoring for Spanish speakers.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a Berwyn library card holder you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

GED® Testing

1) Where can I find information about the new GED® test?
You can find official information for the state of Illinois here. It includes all the basic information about the GED®, including cost and additional requirements specific to our state.
2) Where can I take the GED® test?
Search for testing centers here. To register for the GED test, set up your free profile at
3) Where can I take the constitution test?
There are fewer locations for the constitution test than the GED® test itself. You can find a list of the locations with contact information here, and an online study guide is available here. We recommend taking your constitution test at Malcolm X College because they offer drop-in testing:
Malcolm X College, 1900 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60612 (312) 850-7238 map
Mondays, Wednesdays | 1 pm | Arrive 15 min. early for check-in | Bring a non-expired photo ID with IL address
4) How should I study for the GED®?
It is now possible to study for and take the GED® test one subject at a time. We strongly recommend this approach.
We also recommend taking the official GED Ready Practice Test for each subject from within your profile before you register for a subject test. The practice test estimates your score and shows you which skills you need to improve so you can pass each test the first time you take it.
You can access the practice tests from the My Scores section of your profile, just below the area where your actual scores will be seen. Read more about practice tests.
5) Can I study online?
Yes. We recommend using the i-Pathways Online Program through Morton College. i-Pathways courses provide online preparation for the GED test. After completing the placement exam, learners who are qualified to enroll in the i-Pathways Online Program will be notified and provided with registration information.
Morton College receives state and federal funding that allows them to offer i-Pathways classes at a nominal fee of $3.00 per credit hour. To schedule your placement exam, please call Morton College at (708) 656-8000 ext. 2407. For more information about Morton College's program, please visit their website.
6) How do I schedule my first GED® test?
Take a look at this PDF, which guides you through the entire process of creating an account, scheduling your tests, and viewing your scores.
7) Once I've passed all 4 GED® tests and the constitution test, how do I get my certificate?
Instructions are available at the Cook County GED® website.