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K – 12 students in Seattle can get free virtual tutoring from with a Library card or Library Link number.

In-person Homework Help

If you are working on a tough homework assignment or have questions about a lesson, come to the Library for Homework Help. We have volunteers who can help you with math, science, English, social studies and science. Students without homework can read and play learning enrichment games with trained tutors.

You can get Homework Help most days during the school year, except on holidays. Our volunteers can help K-12 students with English, math, social studies and science. Each branch also has volunteers who specialize in high school English and high school math. 

No reservations are needed. Just come to the Library during Homework Help hours and bring your homework assignment and textbook. We will have someone at the Library to help you. If our volunteers do not know an answer, they will help you find it.

Do not worry if you do not have all the supplies you need. We have many things available that you can use, like graphing calculators, markers, paper, pencils, and a laptop. When you come to the Library for Homework Help, let us know what you need – there is a good chance we will have it.

If you need a quick answer, a book recommendation or help finding information, Ask Us

Become a Homework Helper

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Online Resources

Are you working on a school paper and need to do research? Or maybe you are curious about something and want to learn more. We have many online resources for research and reading that can help. You can use these resources anywhere you can connect to the internet.

We have books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries and much more. All these resources are free for you to use. But you may need your Library card and PIN.

Our student research resources include:

  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Science, social studies and country information
  • Online articles from magazines, newspapers and journals
  • Language learning materials

Upcoming Homework Help

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