Library Resources

Library Resources

Seattle Public Library Online Resources for Student Research - Get access to encyclopedias, articles, newspapers and databases to help you with your student research projects, including:

  • 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.
  • Access Video - Stream documentaries, independent films and content from channels including PBS, BBC, History Channel and A&E, as well as educational videos, how-to and DIY. More movie and streaming options here.
  • Biography in Context - Get in-depth biographical information about the world’s most influential people from all time periods.
  • Britannica Library: Children: Offers thousands of articles, images, videos and more to help students from kindergarten through high school learn about the world.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Perfect for debate prep or anyone interested in seeing both sides of social issues, this database offers insight and research into today’s hottest topics in science, social studies, current events and language arts.

Other Resources

Coding

  • Girls Who Code - Code at Home - Free computer science activities released weekly on Mondays. Each activity features a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
  • Hour of Code - Themed coding tutorials for beginners and coders. Available in over 45 languages. 

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. 

LGBTQ

  • It Gets Better EduGuides - The It Gets Better Project uplifts, empowers, and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Check out EduGuides that include videos, films, books, essays written by LGBTQ youth and more.

Math

  • Prodigy - Engaging, curriculum aligned math practice for students K-8th grade.

Multiple School Subjects

Seattle Public Schools Resources

Video

  • 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.