Resources for Educators

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Online Resources

We have many electronic resources (eResources) available to you and your students. Access them for free with your library card.

Find articles and reference resources on science, history, and more for Kids and Teens.

Find eBooks for Kids, including children’s reference books and books on the Missions of California.

Curriculum Support for Educators

Homework Help

To find which locations host homework help and tutoring, search our events. Students can also access free online tutoring with a library card at

STEAMstacks Programs

Making encourages creativity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. Our STEAMstacks maker programs combine reading, showing and making and emphasize science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Learn about our Makey Makey kits, Squishy Circuits, and upcoming events.


We offer volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. teensReach, San José Public Library’s youth council, provides opportunities for young adults to build leadership skills and earn community service hours.

Tell Us What We Should Buy

If we do not have a book that supports your curriculum, please suggest a purchase.