Library Resources

Library Resources

Get access to encyclopedias, articles, newspapers and databases to help you with your student research projects, including:

  • Access Video - Access Video lets you watch video on demand from any computer or tablet, with no app or software to download. The Access Video collection includes online shows and documentaries from channels like PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E and more.
  • AtoZ the World: Want to learn about another country? Get in-depth information about 175 countries, including history, culture, customs, food, religion, travel information, maps and much more.
  • Britannica Library: Children: Offers thousands of articles, images, videos and more to help students from kindergarten through high school learn about the world.
  • CultureGrams: Get an inside look at the daily life, history, culture and customs of the world's people. Includes information on more than 200 countries, every U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
  • Kanopy Kids - Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages.

Other Resources

Coding

  • Hour of Code - Themed coding tutorials for beginners and coders. Available in over 45 languages. 
  • Scratch - A free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Free Online Tutoring

  • Virtual Tutoring - K – 12 students in Seattle can get free virtual tutoring from Tutor.com with a Library card or Library Link number. 

Math

  • Prodigy - Engaging, curriculum aligned math practice for students K-8th grade.
  • TumbleMath Library: Math concepts taught through stories and literature. This collection of math stories combines animation, narration, and sound to teach math concepts focusing on grades K-6. Access generously provided by TumbleBooks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Multiple School Subjects

Seattle Public Schools Resources

Video

  • Look, Listen, & Learn: Children’s educational TV program rooted in early learning research and racial equity to promote school readiness and success.
  • PBS Learning Media - Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans for Pre-K-12.
  • Project Explorer - Free virtual field trip videos from around the world from grades 3-12.
  • Wonderopolis - Engaging social studies and history videos, articles, and knowledge tests for elementary and middle school students.