Tools for you and your students

Whether you’re a classroom or homeschool teacher, the library is here to support you and your students. Learn more about free educational resources available through the library.
  • Request a visit
  • Discover resources you can recommend to students and parents
  • Get reading recommendations

Book a School Visit
Invite us to visit your school for a classroom visit, upcoming event, or faculty or department meeting to connect you and your students with library resources and services plus share the joy of reading. We can also arrange for your class to visit their local library. Please complete this short form so we can get in touch with you to set up the details of your visit.

Education Source
The world's largest full-text research collection for education students, teachers, policymakers and other professionals in the field of education. Includes thousands of journals, books and conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Homework and Research Tools
Students can access our homework help resources for free online tutoring and find reliable primary sources for reports and projects, test preparation resources, language learning tools, and more through our online resources.

Reading Recommendations
Submit a form to request personalized reading recommendations and see more resources to help your students develop a love of reading. Your students can also use the library’s personal shopper service to request materials based on their interests that they can pick up at the library of their choice.

Student Success Card
For participating school districts, Student ID numbers grant students access to online library resources, from ebooks to test preparation. Learn more about the Student Success Card.

Educator Library Cards
Educators can also apply for a Teacher Card to borrow Sacramento Public Library books, audiobooks, and ebooks. Pick up your card in person from your nearest location within 14 days of applying.

Have Questions?
What resources are available for young children?

Check out early learning services for additional tools for children ages 0 to 5.

What other resources are available for homeschoolers?

See specialty checkouts for Book Club in a Box, State Parks Passes, the Library of Things, and more.

My students need more books in their home. How can the library help?

Students in participating school districts can use their Student Success Card to access digital materials for free. Students and their families can also get a library card at any location to check out up to 60 items at a time for free plus access digital materials.

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