Back To School Resources

It’s almost time to venture back to the classroom. Explore your library’s research and learning tools for the best school year yet! Head to the library, or visit us online, for quality research sources, age-appropriate books and eBooks, and homework help that can’t be found anywhere else. Let’s take a look.


Free on-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. One-to-one online homework help with live academic tutoring, live skills tutoring, writing assistance and test prep center. Once you set up your Brainfuse account, you can log on using an Android app at Google Play or the Apple ap iOS at iTunes. (all ages)

Ask A Librarian

Chat with, text, or email a Florida librarian. Having trouble finding a specific resource? Not sure how to cite your sources? Can’t find the database that fits your research? No matter what your homework need, help from a librarian is just a click away. (all ages)


Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. Our collection includes many of the SSYRA titles. We love the new free Libby app, too. (all ages)

Sunshine State Books

We carry multiple copies of the SSYRA books for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Looking for the Florida Teen Reads books? We have those, too.

Kids InfoBits

Online research made just for kids! Kids are empowered to research smarter with engaging age-appropriate content. Includes books, magazines, news, videos, and even images and graphs. (elementary)

Research In Context

Created specifically for middle school students — covers the most-studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, all in one high-quality resource. Also contains national and state curriculum standards for grades 6-12 in language arts, social studies, and science. (middle school)

Opposing Viewpoints

Covers today’s hottest social issues and supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. (high school)

Biography In Context

Biographical information searchable by name, nationality, occupation, and more. Not sure what to search for? Browse through pre-made collections. (all ages)


Instantly access authoritative periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers, and reference content. (high school)


Fun free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Get the app for your device–it’s free and incredibly convenient. (all ages)

Interlibrary Loan

Looking for a hard-to-find resource? Students can request materials not currently owned by SJCPLS through our free Interlibrary Loan service. Especially useful for students seeking materials from universities and academic libraries. (all ages)

Need additional help? Stop in to see your library’s Youth Services Librarian for personalized collection suggestions, tech help or research assistance.