Teachers & Educators

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Library Educational Resources

Schools and libraries may be physically closed, but library resources are available for pick-up at 25 branch locations and online, 24/7, to help students complete their homework, learn a new skill, watch our librarians present storytimes, or do a craft from home. SJPL can assist teachers and parents with preparing lessons and enhancing children's learning from home.

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Schedule a Virtual Class Visit with the Library

Schedule a virtual visit for your class to our libraries.

Maker[Space]Ship

With its collection of maker equipment and robotics, the Maker[Space]Ship provides the perfect way to blast off into STEAM orbit!

Educator Library Card

San José educators can now get a special library card that allows for an extended checkout period and no fines on overdue materials.

Student Resources

Many local schools collaborate with the library to support students’ academic and career achievement goals by providing a student library card. With this student card, you can access electronic resources and check out up to five items with no late fees.

Early Education (0-5)

Programs and materials to ensure all children receive a strong start in learning to prepare for successful school experiences.

Homework Help - Online Resources

Online resources to help with homework assignments for children and teens.

Tutor.com

Get homework help from a live certified tutor or use study guides, worksheets, and tutorials on common subjects, and various state standardized tests. For elementary through college age students.

Online Resources for Teachers

Your SJPL membership allows you to access amazing subscription services for FREE. You can now easily get an eLibrary Card online for access to most electronic resources.

NoveList K-8 Plus (Grades K-12)

Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics. Curated articles for teaching language and literary elements. Use the drop-down menu "Quick Links" at the top then select "Curricular Connections".
Note: Use your library card number when NoveList asks you for "Patron ID".

PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore topics including ecosystems & biomes, energy & matter, natural disasters, space science, and more. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.

PowerKnowledge Life Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore topics including animals, food chains & food webs; green living; habitats & ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival & adaptation. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.

PowerKnowledge Physical Science (Grades 3-6)

Explore key science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Includes Teacher section with lesson plans.

Scholastic Teachables

Easy to print lesson plans, worksheets, and activities on a wide variety of subjects for PreK - 8 educators. Printables, lesson plans, mini-books for PreK-8 educators (temporary open access).

TeachingBooks.net

Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas. Activities and lessons about books and authors for PreK-12.

Attend Events

Math Clubs & Tutoring

Children can boost their math skills at these events. Available for a variety of grade levels.

STEM Events

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics events for children.