5 Back-to-School Tips You Need to Know

Make this school year your best one yet! Use your library card to get help with homework, complete school projects, and more.

Get Help with Homework Online

Did you know you can get homework help online from home through one of our online resources? Live Homework Help offers free 1-on-1 tutoring in math, English, science, social studies, AP classes, college test prep, and more for students in kindergarten through college and beyond. Tutors are available in English and Spanish from 3:00-10:00. You can use this live tutoring service up to five times per week per library card.


Image shows screenshot of online catalog filtersFind Library Books by Accelerated Reader or Lexile Levels

If your teacher has asked you to read books at a certain Accelerated Reader or Lexile level, check out our online catalog at discover.addisonlibrary.org to find books at the right level for you! When you search the catalog, you can use the filters on the left side of your screen to make sure you are finding books that match the reading levels you need. If you need help finding the right book in our online catalog or on our shelves, library staff are ready to help you!


Practice for Important Exams and Tests

With Learning Express Library, you can take practice AP tests and college entrance exams! You can also search our catalog for test prep materials.


Find Information for Research Projects and Papers

Your library card unlocks several free, helpful online tools you can use to complete school projects and research papers! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Scholastic Go: world newspapers, encyclopedia entries, videos, and more
  • TrueFlix: teaches children about science, history, and social studies with online activities and quizzes
  • World Book: encyclopedia entries and interactive early learning games


Book an Appointment with Library Staff

Need help using our online resources for your school project? Want to build your confidence in math and reading? Book an appointment with library staff and we’ll provide personalized 1-on-1 assistance to help you find the information you need and practice important school skills.