Get a Jump on the School Year with Resources from the Omaha Public Library | Lifestyles

Each month, this space will be dedicated to a library resource or service available free with your Omaha Public Library card.

School is in session and the Omaha Public Library would like to remind Omaha and Douglas County residents of the great ways their library cards can be used to help make the grade.

Help with homework: The library has several resources that children and teens can access online with their library card for homework help in any subject they are studying. Getting familiar with these resources before the school year will likely increase children’s chances of using them, so don’t wait to check out these homework help resources. offers free homework or career help from a live, online tutor or career coach between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Explora and Explora for Elementary Students allow users to browse the full text of popular magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other resources.

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LearningExpress’s School Center can help prepare students of all ages for important tests, provide extra help with homework, build core subject skills, and more.

Primary Research is designed for elementary school students and features popular magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and pictures.

Mango Languages ​​prepares learners for realistic conversation and communication in over 70 world languages.

Preparing for the tests: Gale Courses and College Prep Center and College Center at LearningExpress offer online exam prep courses, skills review and practice exams for students preparing to take the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE or graduate school.

Collections and book lists: The Omaha Public Library offers many resources in its collection for patrons of all ages to access and enjoy from anywhere. Whether you are interested in one of the many “[subject] books for dummies or exam preparation books; you need to soothe the nerves of your youngsters with a back-to-school book list; or subtly get your teens into a back-to-school state of mind with readings based primarily in a school setting – there’s something for everyone.

Visit to find these back-to-school resources and more.

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