Homework help

Have a tough homework assignment and can’t make it to the library? Grab your Skokie library card. We have online resources that can help.

Tutoring and study tools

Connect with expert tutors to work on math, science, social studies, and English. Tutoring sessions are available from 3 to 10 pm daily and last about 20 minutes. Library cardholders are limited to five sessions per week. You also can log in and find worksheets, tutorials, and study guides.

A free nationwide directory of qualified tutors. Search for local tutors or browse to find an online tutor. Profiles include specialties, background, and hourly rates. Once a match is found, simply complete a contact form to get in touch with the tutor.

Get information, sample tests, and other resources to prepare for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).

School projects and research

A great resource for anyone studying a different country, CultureGrams provides detailed descriptions of daily life, customs, and cultures of hundreds of nations.

Search for articles and pictures in this database created especially for students in grades K–5. Subjects include animals, art, geography, health, news, science, social studies, and sports.

Looking for good websites to help with a homework subject but having trouble wading through Google results? netTrekker helps you find teacher-approved websites for students in elementary through high school.

Find easy-to-read information fast with this online version of the popular encyclopedia.


Online books

Read ebook biographies, histories, country and state books, and other titles written especially for elementary and middle-school readers.


A number of Skokie schools have loaned us copies of their textbooks for use in the library. Elementary and middle school textbooks are available at the Youth Services Desk. High school textbooks are near the Reference Desk.