Using the Libraries for a Successful School Year

Using the Libraries for a Successful School Year

Fairfax County Public Libraries provided a few suggestions for using the libraries to help students succeed this school year:

  • Get support and guidance from library staff. Library staff are trained to help students find legitimate information sources online including historical newspapers, speeches, reference databases, trusted websites and more.

  • Use the library branches to read and study. There are reading nooks, tables and chairs, quiet study rooms and small group study rooms.

  • Take advantage of free online tutoring sessions with a Virginia certified teacher.

  • Free homework help is available 24/7 through the library. Among the online resources, there’s live homework help with a teacher through Credo Reference, a service for students in grades 3-12.

Students can also sign up for GIVE tutoring in multiple branches throughout the academic year.

The library also has a variety of Online Resources separately tailored for Grades K-8, and for Grades 9-12.

Writing a paper? Check out “Crediting Online Resources” to find the correct way to properly cite your sources.

And then there’s “Homework Related Websites” categorized by subject.

Whether you’re studying classics, history or current events, the library has over 2.2 million items in its collection including digital material and print material.

Use library resources to prep for fall SATS AND ACTS. Several different online sources offer test preparation for SAT, AP, ACT and SOL exams. Visit Learning Express to get started.

Access free Wi-Fi and computers.