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Homework Help

Got Homework? Students grades K-12 can get FREE assistance at the Downtown Library throughout the school year. For questions about our Homework Help Center please contact our Children╩╝s Department at 410-749-3612 ext 125.


Mon & Wed 3-5 pm
Tue & Thu 4-8 pm
Sunday 1-5 pm

Look it Up:

  • Explora - Designed specifically for student research, this database provides access to popular full-text magazines, essays, and primary source documents on a variety of topics.
  • Middle Search Plus - This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
  • Primary Search EBSCO - Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.
  • Fact Monster - almanac for kids, with quick facts on lots of subjects
  • 50 States.com - everything you need to know about the states

Read! Ebooks and audio books to view online or download

  • Maryland E Library - free ebook and audio book downloads with your library card
  • Tumblebooks - listen and read along with story books (story books for pre-K to 2nd grade
  • TruFlix - find your topic, and watch a video, read (or listen to) an online book, and get suggestions for more links and activities
  • BookFlix - read and listen to a story and the real facts about the topic (for elementary grades)

Get Help:

  • Brainfuse - free live online tutoring from certified teachers for pre-k through adult education, from 3 pm to 11 pm daily. Spanish language tutors available.
  • Testing & Research Center - free online practice tests for the GED, SAT, ACT and other tests, online tutorials on computer skills.

School Info:

Build your brain:

  • Rosetta Stone- Do you want to learn a foreign language? The library can help you. Instruction is available for 30 languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, Latin, and many more.
  • A+ Math
  • Gale Courses - try a free online college class!
  • ABC Mouse - learning games for basic skills in library only
  • Kahn Academy - short, free how to tutorials on academic skills
  • ALA Great Web Sites for Kids