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Do Your Homework @ the Library

Got Homework? We've got help!

The Do Your Homework @ the Library program is part of Mayor Faulconer's One San Diego plan to re-establish the City's libraries as centers for learning and civic engagement.
The program includes:
  • Free access to paid Coaches and caring volunteers who are available to help K-8 students with their homework assignments;
  • Free access to school supplies and materials; and
  • Free access to computers, online research tools, and other digital resources available at the library.


Summer Learning

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Literacy Skills for Emerging Readers
Emerging readers ages six through eight will build confidence in improving their reading comprehension with fun, interactive activities. Students will use Immersive Reader in the OneNote app, which is currently available for Windows 10, Mac, and iPad. Workshop leaders will be ready to help with the app download and sign-in process if needed.
Registration and parental permission required. Click below to register.

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Boost Your Reading Confidence and Literacy Skills
In this free virtual workshop, fluent and early fluent readers ages eight and older will have a blast with creative activities aimed to strengthen their reading skills. Students will explore the powerful reading tools found in the Immersive Reader in OneNote for Windows 10. This free application increases reading comprehension and encourages independent reading at home and at school.
Registration and parental permission required. Click below to register.

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Create a Difference in Your World (4-day Camp)
In this virtual workshop, students ages eight and older research and identify a cause they care about in their local community and create action plans to volunteer and get the word out about their personal cause.
Registration and parental permission required. Click below to register.

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Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen
Virtual one-hour workshop for students ages thirteen and older who want to authentically connect to themselves, friends, family, and their communities during this time of social distancing. Dear Evan Hansen has received critical acclaim and has inspired conversation about mental health and the perils of living in a society hyperconnected by social media, which can often feel lonely. Workshop participants will define what it means to make authentic connections and explore ways to create those connections. Students choose how they want to connect and will use Microsoft tools to research and create an actionable plan for reaching out.
Registration and parental permission required. Click below to register.

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Start Your Own Business (2-day Camp)
In this virtual two-day workshop series, students eight and older learn how to turn their passion into an entrepreneurial business idea. Students get guidance on how to create a business plan and a polished pitch ready to share with others.
Registration and parental permission required. Click below to register.


The Union Bank Homework Center at the Central Library is open seven days a week:

  • Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., 92101
    (619) 236-5800
The Union Bank Homework Center is located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. At the Homework Center, students in grades kindergarten through 12 can get in-person homework help from teachers on staff, as well as volunteer "homework coaches."
For more information, please visit our Union Bank Homework Center page.

The following branch Homework Centers are open Monday - Thursday:

  • City Heights/Weingart: 3795 Fairmount Ave., 92105 | 619-641-6100
  • College-Rolando: 6600 Montezuma Road, 92115 | 619-533-3902
  • Kensington: 4121 Adams Ave., 92116 | 619-533-3974 
  • Linda Vista: 2160 Ulric St., 92111 | 858-573-1399
  • Logan Heights: 567 S. 28th St., 92113 | 619-533-3968
  • Mountain View/Beckwourth: 721 San Pasqual St., 92113 | 619-527-3404
  • North Clairemont: 4616 Clairemont Drive, 92117 | 858-581-9931
  • North Park: 3795 31st St., 92104 | 619-533-3972
  • Oak Park: 2802 54th St., 92105 | 619-527-3406 
  • Otay Mesa-Nestor: 3003 Coronado Ave., 92154 | 619-424-0474
  • Pacific Beach/Taylor: 4275 Cass St., 92109 | 858-581-9934
  • San Carlos: 7265 Jackson Dr, 92119 | 619-527-3430 
  • San Ysidro: 4235 Beyer Blvd., 92173 | 619-424-0475
  • Scripps Miramar Ranch: 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, 92131 | 858-538-8158
  • Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa: 9005 Aero Drive, 92123 | 858-573-1396
  • Skyline Hills: 7900 Paradise Valley Rd., 92139 | 619-527-3485
  • Valencia Park/Malcolm X: 5148 Market St., 92114 | 619-527-3405
Do Your Homework @ the Library Suppers
Suppers at select Homework Centers
Do Your Homework @ Library Suppers will be provided for minors at select Homework Centers. Times may vary for each location. Call the library of your nearest Homework Center to check for availability and duration.


We need volunteers! Do you have what it takes?

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at the library here.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering as a homework coach, contact the the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at 619-238-6687.

Homework Resources


Brainfuse HelpNow

Serving students with online tutoring for 14 years. Free online help for homework assignments is as close as your computer with HelpNow from Brainfuse.


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The Smithsonian Learning Lab

Access millions of Smithsonian digital resources and tools so you can upload, adapt, create, and share content with friends, parents, and your teachers. Find images and videos for projects, use the Lab’s tools for homework research, or explore your own interests in history, art, science, or culture.


Reference services available 24/7!

QuestionPoint provides free reference assistance from a trained librarian.
Ask a librarian your tough question any time!


Research Databases available 24/7!

A variety of resources for students and educators available at our Kids and Teens portal. Some of the resources are also available in spanish, Recursos en Español (Spanish Databases).
For questions about the program, please contact the Do Your Homework @ the Library program at [email protected].
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