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Homework Help
Need help with your Math, Science, History, Writing or another subject? Check out the links and info below!

Connect with a Live Tutor

1pm to 11pm

Homework Center Locations and Hours


With your Monterey County Free Libraries card you can connect online for free with a live tutor every day (except major holidays) from 1pm to 11pm. Once logged on, you can share computer files, write on an interactive white board and chat with a professional tutor using instant messaging.

Also, our Homework Centers, sponsored by the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries, provide a free place for students of all ages to complete their homework. Print and computer resources, including Internet access, Electronic Databases and word processing, are available for use. We have an open door policy, just drop-in and sign up with the Homework Center Coordinator.
Electronic Databases

Are you not finding what you are looking for when you search with Google? Or are you finding too much information? (1,456,222 results...) Are your teachers constantly asking you to site credible sources? If so, access thousands of primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, articles, videos and photographs using our Electronic Databases. These are available 24/7 and are free with your Monterey County Free Libraries card. Click the icons below to start your research:

World Book Online Biography Reference Center Opposing Viewpoints
 in Context
Explora Lynda - online learning resource
World Book Encyclopedia Biography Reference Center Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center  Explora Secondary Schools Lynda

Homework Help Websites
For more Homework Help, try the trusty websites below:

Calisphere – A World of Primary Sources and More: A free website that offers educators, students, and the public access to more than 200,000 primary sources such as photographs, documents, newspapers, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, and other cultural artifacts. These materials reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

Khan Academy:
Video Library with Practice Exercises and Tests for Math, Science and the Humanities

Khan Academy
Educational Quiz Games and Homework Help Sites

High School Ace
Learn How Everything Works!

How Stuff Works 
Spark Notes:
Subject Study Guides for Literature, Biography, History and More

Spark Notes 

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Read | Watch | Listen 
Looking for a good story? Search our Catalog or check out one of the links below:  

California Department of Education
Recommended Literature (K-12) 

Awards & Booklists

Books & Authors Book Reviews & Author Profiles Random House Teens:
Video Book Trailers 
Harper Teen: Video Book Trailers  Downloadable
California Deparment of Education YALSA  Random House Teens  Harper Teen   
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Online resources to help you with the various questions and topics related to your life:

College Testing Prep Sites SAT ACT Learning Express Library

Local and State Colleges and Universities
Hartnell College
Monterey Peninsula College
California State University
University of California

College Financial Aid
California Student Aid Commission Committed to making higher education affordable for all Californians
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Get help paying for college

Work & Volunteering 
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information based on subjects you like
Job Corps Helping people ages 16- 24 learn about jobs through training
California Libraries' VolunteerMatch Volunteer at your local library: Call your local library for more information.
United Way Monterey County Volunteer Center Local volunteer opportunities around Monterey County

Health & Safety
California Youth Crisis Line - support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing assistance or in crisis situations. 1-800-843-5200
Be Internet Awesome with

Local Organizations:
Community Human Services
– Committed to addressing the challenges that young people face in Monterey County
Monterey Rape Crisis Center – Advocates for all victims and survivors of sexual abuse and assault
Suicide Prevention Services – Provides suicide and crisis intervention

Mind, Body & Soul:
– Inspiration, spirituality and faith
It Gets Better Project A site dedicated to helping LGBT youth and their allies
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens – The science behind drug abuse: How drugs affect the brain and body
OnGuard Online  Internet safety tips for teens and tweens

Sex, etc. – Sex education by teens, for teens: Answers to your questions about sex and more
TeensHealth – Information about health, emotions and life

We are happy to help! Please, email  or call the Youth Services department at (831) 883-7542 with your comments and suggestions or if you are interested in learning more about other library services. We look forward to hearing from you.

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