Get live homework help, prepare for a test, and generate ideas for research projects.
- Get help with live tutors seven days a week from 2 to 11:55 pm via Brainfuse
- Research a project with Gale in Context Elementary, Middle, or High school
- Learn or study a foreign language using Mango or Little Pim (ages 0-6)
- Practice tests and tutorials, including SAT and ACT, through Learning Express Library and Petersons Career and Test Prep
- And so much more! View all online resources here.
At the Library
Use free tools to take your projects to the next level.
- Group Study Rooms: Reserve a place to work together or complete group projects.
- Makerspace: Boost your projects easily using our soundbooth, 3D printers, Glowforge laser cutter engravers, large format printer, and more.
- Make use of computers, software, and printing at your local library branch.
Groups, classes, and events
Collaborate and learn with your friends.
- Teen Time: Work on homework, hear from local professionals, and more in a fun, welcoming, after-school environment at the East Columbia Branch.
- STEAM classes: take hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) classes like computer programming, 3D animation, nanotechnology, music/video production, e-books, game apps, cybersecurity, green energy, and robotics.
- History Day: get help with your projects from our instructors
Books & more
A powerful free tool that includes:
- Live tutoring: One-on-one tutoring via chat in math, science, Spanish, and more. Available seven days a week, 2 – 11:55 pm, in English and Spanish
- Writing Lab: Feedback in 24 hours on writing assignments by writing tutors.
- Additional student supports:
- Study guides by subject, including a Language Lab.
- Practice tests for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ASVAB, GED, and many AP exams.
- College application and financial aid resources. Go to Skill Surfer, then College Now
- And more, including a career quiz named eParachute and help with FAFSA forms.
Brought to you in partnership with the Howard County Public School System and Friends & Foundation of HCLS.