Internet Public Library Kidspace
Librarian-recommended information on a variety of topics. Ask an IPL Reference Librarian service is also available.
Homework help resources for beginning elementary school; also includes 75 popular kids magazines like Highlights and Sports Illustrated for Kids.
HelpNow is available for grades 3 - Adult Learners seven days a week from 1 PM – 10 PM. This program connects students to a real live tutor. Anyone can access the service from within the library or from home by visiting the San Mateo County Library eBranch, enter their grade level and the subject they need help in, and within a few minutes or less are connected to an expert tutor.
Tutor and student meet in a friendly online classroom where they can:
School Project Resources
Need help on a school project? Our librarians recommend specific web sites that will help complete popular assignment topics.
SMCL Homework Centers
Students may stop by one of our branch libraries' homework help centers.
Homework Help by Subject
Language Arts: Grammar; Read a Book; Vocabulary
Reference: Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Thesaurus
Science: Animals; Astronomy; Geology; General Science; Math
Social Studies: California History; Current Events; Geography; Other Countries; People; States
The Arts: Art; Dance; Music
Science and Math
California Missions eBooks
PLS Librarian Links for California Missions
Missions Photo Tour
Missions Photos (University of California, Riverside site)
Gold Rush! California's Untold Stories
Photos of the Gold Rush