Free Tutoring Sessions

Did you know there is free tutoring available at your library? Sessions are available six days a week and last for 30 minutes.  Time slots fill up quickly so be sure to book yours soon.  Each tutor has varying availability.  Click on a tutor's name to see their individual schedules.  Once you select a date and time, there is a short form to fill out.  If you have any questions about the tutoring program, call the Youth Services Department at 618-632-3783, ext. 2

This service is provided in partnership with Americorp and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

 

View Availability and Book Online

Book with Wyatt (Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

Book with Robert (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

Note: Tutoring is only available for students K through 8th grade.  Students are limited to one tutoring appointment per week and you may schedule 4 weeks at a time.

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Getting Started

If you need to do some serious school work, you are in the right spot.

The resources featured on this page provide access to reliable sources that are easily filtered by type, date, and reading level.  Best yet, there are built-in citation tools to help you ace that paper!

Remember, just because you are using a computer to access these sources does not mean they are "internet sources."  Many of the results you find will be digital versions of journal articles, reference books and the like.

 

Need More?

Visit our eResources page for a complete list of all the resources you have access to.

 

Troubleshooting

Most resources can be accessed any time, anywhere.  Many will ask for your Patron ID, that is simply the number on the back of your library card (no spaces).  Not working?  Give us a call at 618-632-3783, ext. 1.

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Research Essentials

Research assignments can be daunting.  Knowing what steps to take can relieve stress and make the project more manageable by breaking it down into concrete steps.  Use the short videos listed below to get started!

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A collection of resources to help your child or student succeed.
Extra Practice Extra Practice
Tap into hundreds of skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Search by grade-level and subject matter.

 

Explora provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing information resources through a single search. Type in your keywords and get results from dozens of resources.  Filter by date, relevance, and format.  The perfect place to start any research project.

Start Searching with Explora

 

Need to narrow down your search?  Try one of these more specific resources:

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