Tools for you and your students
The library is here to support you and your students, Learn more about free educational resources available through the library.
Book a Virtual Class Visit
- Request a virtual visit
- Discover resources you can recommend to students and parents
- Contact us for reading recommendations
Even though we can't currently visit your classroom in person, we can still connect with you and your students virtually to recommend books and library resources and share the joy of reading. We’re also available for virtual faculty and department meetings to give a quick overview of library resources. Give us a few details
and we’ll be in touch to set up the details of your visit.
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.
Student Success Card
For participating school districts, Student ID cards grant students access to online library resources, from ebooks to test preparation. Learn more about the Student Success Card
Visit our homework help
resources page and access tutoring, virtual reference books, test prep and more.
Find something specific with this comprehensive list of all online library resources and databases.
Need some help finding fresh titles to inspire your students? Submit a form and our team will send you personalized reading recommendations
. Your student can also use our personal shopper service
to request materials based on their interests that they can pick up at their library location of choice.
What other resources are available?
Check out our early learning services for additional tools for kids 0-5 and our Homework Help program for access to online tutors and other tools.
What resources does the library have to support parents during distance learning?
Parents can check out our new Parents and Caregivers page for enrichment activities and resources like live tutoring to assist their student.
My students need more books in their home. How can the library help?
Students in participating school districts can use their Student Success library card to access digital collection for free. Students and their families can also get a library card at their neighborhood location and check out up to 60 items at a time and access digital materials for free.
For more reading inspiration, try our personalized reading recommendation and personal shopper services.