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Homework Help

Brainfuse
In grades K – 12? Get free help from a live, online tutor using your LA County Library card and PIN number. Tutors cover math, science, English, social studies, essay review, and more! Available daily from 12 – 10 pm, in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Homework Centers
Many of our libraries offer enhanced resources, computers, and homework helpers to support students like you. Check with your local library!

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Books, Music, Movies, & More!

Books & Reading

Borrow from your local library
Search and place a hold on materials in our catalog.

OverDrive
Downloadable audio and eBooks, with special collections for Kids and Teens.

Hoopla
Downloadable audio and eBooks, with no waiting!

NoveList K-8 Plus
A guide to reading for grades K – 8. Browse by age or genre.

Music

Borrow from your local library
Search and place a hold on CDs in our catalog.

Freegal
Stream millions of songs and download 5 songs a week to keep.

Hoopla
Borrow up to 8 items per month for 7 days. (Unlike Freegal, you do not keep the music).

Movies & TV

Borrow from your local library
Search and place a hold on DVDs in our catalog.

Kanopy
On-demand streaming film service offering a wide variety of films, including documentaries, Great Courses, and lots of recent releases.

Hoopla
Borrow up to 8 items per month. Titles automatically expire at the end of the 7 day lending period.

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Digital Learning Tools

Language Learning

Mango Languages
Online learning in 22 languages, plus English courses for speakers of 15 different languages.

Learning Activities

ABCmouse
Fun learning activities for ages 2 – 8+. Many in Spanish. Select LA County Library from the list of libraries.

Research & Sources

Britannica School
Thousands of articles, images, videos, and more on common school subjects, by learning level (elementary, middle, and high school).

Britannica Escolar
Age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
Search articles from magazines and newspapers.

Gale eBooks
eBooks on careers, animals, holidays, history, science, countries and states, and more.

Gale in Context: Biography
Biographies on influential people from around the world.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Essays, articles, and primary sources on contemporary social issues.

NoveList K-8 Plus
A guide to reading for grades K – 8. Browse by age or genre.

Test Prep

EBSCO LearningExpress
Big test coming up? LearningExpress has practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks for school subjects, like math, English, and science, plus college entrance exams.

Download a list of all these great resources here: Digital Resources for School (PDF). Also available in Spanish and Chinese.

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More to Explore

Discover & Go
Get free admission to museums around LA! (Parents or caregivers 18+ must reserve tickets.)

MākMō Maker Mobiles
MākMō lets you bring your most inventive creations to life! You can also check out STEAM Playlist on YouTube for videos of cool activity ideas.

Creative Virtual Programs with LACMA
Check out recordings of our Creative Storytelling workshops and Creative Careers series, in partnership with Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Nature Exploration
You don’t have to travel far and wide to be an explorer. Just go outside! Watch these program videos or borrow a Nature Exploration Bag.

Lunch at the Library
During the summer months, we offer free lunch at select libraries.

Printable Activity Ideas
Arts & Crafts, STEAM Activities, DIY Library Programs, and more.

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Locations & Events

We have 85 libraries! Find the one nearest you.

Check out in-person and virtual events on our calendar. You can filter by age or location

Student Card

We’ve partnered with participating schools in our service area to offer the Student Card!

Did you recently get a Student Card? Welcome, we’re so glad you’re here! Your new card gives you:

Learn more about what you can do with your card:

Not sure if your school offers our Student Card? Contact them to see if they’ve partnered with us to make these cards available.

Parents & Guardians: if your school is not able to offer the Student Card, you can sign up for a Digital Library Card to access resources for your child, or sign them up for a standard library card at any of our libraries.

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Chat with Us

Chat with a librarian to answer your research and homework questions Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 pm. When a librarian is available, a chat box will appear on this page.

Quick question? Send a text message to 626.394.4019. Only available Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 pm. This number only accepts text messages.

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