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Got Homework? We've got help!

Students and Parents! Free online help for homework assignments is as close as your computer with HelpNow from Brainfuse. Kids and adults can access many of the library's online resources remotely from any computer home, school or at the library. All you need is a library card or digital key card provided by a classroom teacher.

New! Union Bank Homework Center at the Central Library is now open. Located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, the Homework Center provides in person homework help by volunteer "homework coaches" and library staff.

Want a Library Card that gives you full access to electronic resources and allows you to check out library books, DVDs, movies and more? Fill out an application or go to your nearest branch library.

Still have questions? Contact the Library's Pauline Foster Teen Center Manager Ady Huertas at 619-238-6676 or

More details below:

Brainfuse HelpNow

Open every day from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.!
Connects students kindergarten through adult with expert tutors for one-on-one help with homework assignments in math, science, English and social studies. Students can access Help Now! from home or at any city library computer. Spanish-speaking tutors also are available.

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Bring your most challenging assignments under the dome...
At the Union Bank Homework Center, volunteer "homework coaches" and library staff help elementary school, middle school and high school students with their homework assignments and research projects. Located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, the Union Bank Homework Center provides access to Internet-ready desktop and mobile devices, printers, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books, as well as basic school supplies such as paper and pencils. Students and their families are welcome to visit the Homework Center seven days a week with special after-school hours.

Monday, 4 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Wednesday, 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 2 pm
Sunday, 1pm -4 pm

For more information, please visit our Union Bank Homework Center page.


Open 24/7!
Provides free reference assistance from a trained librarian. Ask a librarian your tough question any time!

Research Databases

Research Databases* Open 24/7!
Links to more than 65 databases including encyclopedias, photos, biographies, maps, science projects and more. Some resources are available in spanish, Recursos en Español (Spanish Databases)*. Try the Homework (Children/K-5)* section for simpler materials.

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