School-at-Home Resources

K-12 school support

Book Connections                                                                                       Book Connections Opens in new window

 A collection of 174,000+ digital materials about books for children and teens. This service includes a reader's advisory tool, resources for homework help and homeschool support, summer reading and diverse book selections, and more.

Britannica Escolar                                                                                         Brittanica Escolar Opens in new window

A Spanish language encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, multimedia and maps.  Divided into two sections - elementary and middle school.  (Grades 3-8)

Britannica Fundamentals                                                                              Brittanica Fundamentals Opens in new window

An innovative early learning resource with interactive learning modules.  Includes reading, literacy games, geography and drawing.  (PreK-2)

Britannica School Edition                                                                             Brittanica School  Opens in new window  

A resource of thousands of up-to-date articles, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools. Three separate databases for Elementary, Middle school or High School provide age-appropriate materials. (Grades 3-12)

CultureGrams                                                                                                Culture Grams Opens in new window

Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies                                                   Gale Environmental Studies Opens in new window  

Environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. (Grades 7+)

Gale Interactive: Science                                                                             Gale Interactive Science Opens in new window

 Biology, chemistry, earth science, and human anatomy concepts. (Grades 7+)

Learning Express                                                                                          Learningexpress Opens in new window

Online practice exams for high school equivalency, college and graduate school; skill building resources for high schoolers; professional certification prep and more. (Grades 6+)

This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.  Available through September 2022.


National Geographic for Kids                                                                       National Geographic for Kids Opens in new window

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.  Includes National Geographic Kids magazine, videos, downloadable images and more. (K-12)

Proquest E-Library                                                                                         ProQuest ELibrary Opens in new window

General reference for finding periodical and digital media content with guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)

SIRS Discoverer                                                                                             SIRS Discoverer Opens in new window

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. (Grades 3-9)

SIRS Issues Researcher                                                                                SIRS Issues Researcher Opens in new window

Selected articles and graphics on the enduring and talked-about issues of the day. (Grades 6+)

Teaching Books                                                                                              Teaching Books Opens in new window

Wonderful resource for exploring books for children and young adults!

Student/Parent Login Information for Teaching Books:

    Username: placer

     Password: teachingbooksK12library

Teacher Login for Teaching Books: Educator Login with Your Work E-Mail

Unless previously noted, access for K-12 resources provided courtesy of the California State Library.


Additional Resources


Braibrainfusenfuse


Brainfuse HelpNow!  Live Tutoring, Homework Help, and Skill Building. Tutors available every day from 1:00 -10:00 p.m PST. Log in with your library card number. Supported by the Placer County Literacy Support Council.


HooplaHoopla


  • Hoopla Website 
  • Download and stream on your mobile device or computer:
    • Audiobooks
    • Comics
    • E-books
    • Music
    • Videos
  • Check out videos for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and audiobooks, E-books, and comics for 21 days
  • Content always available with no holds
  • App available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play  (search: Hoopla Digital)


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Library to GoLibrary to Go

Downloadable E-books and E-audiobooks


Novelist Discover books with Novelist

  • NoveList answers the question: What should I read next? Log in with your library card number.



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