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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Sun, Apr 20, for Easter. No materials will be due on this day.

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Looking for what to read next? Interested in that book that everybody's talking about? We're always adding great new selections for you to read. Check out what's at the top of our list!

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Get help with homework, studying for an exam, or understanding today’s lesson. Certified tutors help with math, science, social studies, and language arts. For Grades K - 12, College Intro, and Adult Learners.

Available Sunday-Thursday from 3:00-9:00 pm, and Saturday from 2:00-7:00 pm. Assistance provided in Spanish for Math and Science, Sunday-Thursday from 2:00-10:00 pm.

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Chat live with a librarian to get brief answers to factual questions or to guide you to useful online resources to help with your homework or research paper. Help is available Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am-Midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Homework Databases

  • Drama for StudentsProvides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.
  • Learning ExpressA leading source for online test preparation materials and practice exams. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, firefighter, postal worker, and many more.
  • Literature Resources from GaleAccess biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from every age and literary discipline, plus many shorter works in full-text.
  • LitFINDER LitFinder (includes poems, stories, plays, essays, and speeches) - An index to thousands of poems, short stories, plays, essays, and speeches. Includes many in full-text, plus explanations, biographies, pictures, and more.
  • NoveList Plus Electronic readers’ advisory resource which helps fiction readers find new authors and titles
  • Novels for StudentsProvides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.
  • Opposing ViewpointsCovers social issues such as gun control, genetic engineering, censorship, endangered species, and terrorism, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, court cases, and more. Useful for reports and debates- presents both sides to an issue.
  • Poetry for StudentsFeatures discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
  • Short Stories for StudentsProvides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Homework Links

  • BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper BJ and his dad have collected over 700 sites to help you with all of your homework questions.
  • Classic eBooks What if you need to read a book for school, but all the copies are checked out? If it's a classic work of literature and you have your smart phone, app-enabled device, or computer, you may be able to download it and read it right now.
  • Core Documents of U.S. Democracy Find links to read the the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and much more!
  • Evaluating Websites When you're looking for true and up-to-date information online, you have to evaluate websites. Learn the questions to ask to make sure that you can trust the information you find.
  • Florida Kids You can find out about the state flag, emblems, symbols, history facts, famous people, places, names, and lots more. Provided by the Florida Department of State.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing Do you need help getting your subjects and verbs to agree to anything? Don't know a comma splice from a dangling participle? Get first aid for your sentences and paragraphs here! Covers many common grammatical pitfalls and includes tips for writing essays.
  • Multnomah County Homework Guides This site links to lots of homework sites for Science, History, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
  • School District of Palm Beach County - Learning Tools A variety of learning resources from the Palm Beach County School Board.  Some require an ID.
  • Periodic Table of Elements Need more information about the elements for chemistry class? Click on each element in the chart to learn lots more including Atomic Numbers, Symbols, and Weight.
  • POTUS : Presidents of the United States Learn about the current and past presidents, including background information, election results, cabinet members, and notable events for each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites.
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide Step-by-step instructions to complete a science experiment successfully.
  • Stately Knowledge Everything you want to know about any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C.
  • TheMint.org Learn about money: earning, saving, spending, investing, and tracking it. From the National Council for Economic Education and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.