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East Palo Alto Live Homework Help PresentationHelpNow is available for grades Kindergarten - 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. Students can receive help in Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Writing Assistance, or Reading Assistance.

Library Homework Services

Millbrae Homework CenterHomework Centers in the Library

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Study Rooms in the Library 

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Library Powered Research Databases

Biography In Context

Biographical information on over 220,000 people from throughout history and around the world.

General OneFile

Full-text articles for 5,800 popular magazines like Time, Newsweek, and People.

Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Hot topics database of pro and con articles and statistics on many current social issues.

Science In Context

Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science In Context, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.

Student Resources In Context

Guided homework help with biographies, literature, history, health, science, and multicultural studies.

U.S. History in Context

Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about United States history.

World History in Context

Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about world history.

Other Online Resources

American Memory from the Library of Congress

Database of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

LIFE Photo Archive

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive.


Information about cities including demographics, public records, etc.


Make digital brainstorming "mind maps."

ESL Student Help

English as a Second Language homework help and tutoring pdf.