eLibrary - A broad collection of images, video, eBooks, and articles from newspapers and magazines to support research topics. Students will also find maps, graphics, interactives, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, and timelines.
Explora for Kids - Includes articles, essays, and primary source documents organized by popular topic and easy-to-browse categories.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Full text reference eBooks on the arts, business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and the world, religion, science and social science. Mobile App:iPhone/iPadAndroid
SIRS Discoverer - Articles and graphics for students in grades 1-9. Need ideas for your science fair project? Looking for a good map for your state report? Here you will find information on your topic of interest at your reading level.
Student Resources in Context - Information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.
Does your child need help building study skills? Do you have questions about your child's homework assignment?
Find answers to all your homework needs at Chicago Public Library. We have resources to help you in person or online.
Beginning September 11, drop-in homework help is available for children and their parents at CPL locations citywide. Certified teachers and trained homework helpers get kids focused and help them find the right learning strategies and the best resources for finishing their homework assignments.
Homework helpers are also available to answer parents' questions about their children's homework and offer suggestions on how parents can help kids with school assignments at home.
Homework help hours vary by location; contact your location for days and times.
This program is funded by grants to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Live one-on-one homework help is available online every day from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Brainfuse. Students in early elementary through advanced college prep can get help with:
- Specific homework questions
- Improving study skills
- Writing papers
- ACT and SAT test prep
- Learning English as a second language
Help is available in English and Spanish. Use Brainfuse at any CPL location or at home with your library card.
We also have recommended resources from CPL librarians on our Kids page and Teens page.