Library @ Home
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Enjoy a virtual program
Stream movies, videos, and music
Curl up with a good eBook or magazine
Exciting new and popular releases, and unlimited access to The Things They Carried.
Flip through the latest issues of popular magazines.
More classic newsstand magazines to love.
Learn a new skill
The premier site for building tech, business and creative skills fast.
Step-by-step courses such as crafts & hobbies for fun and business & computer topics for career.
Live tutoring sessions with knowledgeable career coaches.
Finally learn the language you have always wanted to know!
Learning Express Library
Take full length practice tests for SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT and more.
Adult Education and Career Center
Little known secret: drop off a resume or cover letter for expert review.
Listen to an audiobook
Keep kids’ brains busy
A world of facts to explore with distance-learning tools for parents, caregivers, and teachers.
Dive into all things science and get ideas for experiments.
Learning Express Library
Prepare for tests or get extra homework help.
Take the guesswork out of homework with a live tutor.
Entertain the kids morning, noon and night
Animated, talking picture books.
Students get to choose what they want to read as part of a personalized reading experience.
Picture books to read together and chapter books to open doors to new worlds. eBooks and audiobooks that appeal to teens and young adults.
RBdigital for Children
Highlights for Children and National Geographic Kids balance learning and fun.
More Free Resources
Virtual Tours & Live-Streaming
- New York Metropolitan Opera Encore Stage Performances – Encore presentations from the company’s Live in HD series available for free.
- New York Metropolitan Opera Live Audio Streaming – Live evening radio broadcasts of popular operas.
- Google Arts & Culture Virtual Tours – Tour over 500 museums and galleries and view online exhibits of some of the most famous around the world.
- 22 Ways to Leave Home Without Actually Leaving the Couch – From virtual zoo exhibits to museum gallery tours.
- Nature LiveCams – Choose an animal and connect to a live stream, including lesson plans for many.
- Stay Safe – Emergency-related news and information from Hillsborough County.
- Spectrum Wi-Fi Access – 60 days of free internet access from Spectrum and Xfinity.
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus – From the New York Times.
- Hesperian Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet – Available now in 13 languages, with more on the way.
- LibraryThing – Now free. Catalog your own personal libraries.
- Center for Cyber Safety and Education – eLearning activities for children aged 6-12, focusing on online safety skills with games and comics.
- Scholastic Learn at Home Teaching Plans – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Storyline Online – A collection of storybooks read by celebrities, each including a supplemental curriculum.
- Storytime! With Bill – A video collection provided by the publisher Little, Brown and Company.
- Doodle with Mo Willems – Learners worldwide can draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually.
- Kahn Academy: Imagineering in a Box – Explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to rides, as you design a park of your very own.
- WeAreTeachers: Virtual Author Activities – The “Big List” of children’s authors doing online read-alouds & activities.