Homework Help

September 22, 2016 |

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Youth Hubs

Looking for something to do in the after school hours? Maybe you are new to Canada or need homework help. If you are 13 to 19 years old, drop by the library's Youth Hubs for free homework help, workshops, video gaming and other activities. Laptops are available for assignments and research. There are six locations

“I really like the Hub because it’s a safe place to hangout with friends, get food, have Wi-Fi, play on the PlayStation, and staff who help me with my work.”   – Noah, Cedarbrae Branch Youth Hub customer


Articles and Online Research

Our Teen Outreach Librarians have gathered together the best Student Resources. Search published articles in journals, magazines and newspapers through our databases. They cover a huge variety of topics including history, geography and social science as well as biography, career and health information. You will need a library card to sign in.

Academic Onefile
Academic OneFile: Articles
Newsstand: Articles from Newspapers
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
Career Cruising
Career Cruising
Health and Wellness Resource Centre
Health and Wellness Resource Center






If you need more help finding information or starting your research, visit a library and ask our friendly staff for help. For more in-depth questions you can make an appointment ahead of time with our Book a Librarian service.


eLearning and Online Courses

Watching video tutorials with the library's online courses is a great way to learn. Free with your library card.

Lynda.com Mango Languages Safari Books Online
With Lynda.com you can learn computer skills, video editing, graphic design and more. To study a second language or improve your English skills check out Mango Languages. For more technical skills, Safari offers video tutorials on technology and business topics.


Online Homework Help

Brainfuse - Help with Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography and Language Arts for students in grades K-12.    


Searching for Books

You can search for books on the library website by title, author or topic. If you get too many results to look through them all, you might want to try an advanced search. That means you can narrow your search down by things like the year the book was published, the language it was written in or if it's in a library branch nearby. You can also download ebooks, emagazines and watch videos using your library card.


Blog Posts

Our bloggers give advice about applying to university and online math help, and there's even a whole blog about the library's Digital Library Services, including a great place to start learning about downloading our digital content.

Check out our study resources from Safari Tech and Business Books Online, or electronic study resources from Overdrive. A recent post about how to search journal articles using JSTOR even makes research fun!

Learn all about How to Spot Fake News and make sure you are finding reliable information.

We also have guest posts by our e-writers in residence with grammar help, writing tips and creative writing pompts.