Find Homework Help at Your Library

Your local library can help your student succeed.

Turn to the library when homework becomes overwhelming and challenging for your child. 

Homework can be challenging. Tutoring and homework assistance tools can be costly. Your local library can help your student succeed.

Libraries sometimes provide free tutoring services to school students. If your student already has a tutor or works with a study group, they can work together at the library. For example, the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota provides free tutoring services to students both in-person and online. Ask your librarian about tutoring and tutoring spaces at your library. Many libraries also offer free online tutoring tools.

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Quiet Study Spaces

The library is the perfect place to focus on assignments in a work-oriented environment. Many libraries offer a variety of amenities that will appeal to all students. Children are welcome to work at traditional desk setups or sit in relaxing, comfy lounge chairs if they prefer. If they need a quick study break, librarians are great at stocking child and teen library sections with age-appropriate materials. Plus, when students surround themselves with others focused on work, they’re more likely to complete their assignments promptly.

Research Materials

School students are often required to perform additional research for their assignments. Unfortunately, many of these resources are behind paywalls or subscriptions. Many libraries provide essential research materials for free, with some exclusive to library databases. Also critical is access to community computers and printers needed for school projects!

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Educational Communities

Libraries nurture educational communities that allow students to learn while socializing with others of the same age. For example, the LA County Library in California provides homework centers for children to get help from tutors while studying alongside other students. They also have students write “teen book reviews” that allow children to think critically about what they’re reading while having fun at the same time. Study groups or clubs can meet in library community rooms if they need a more private, quiet space.