Make 2021-2022 the school year where you work smarter--not harder. Richland Library is here to help with great, free resources that will make middle school a breeze.
With your Richland Library card, WiFi and device, you can access all of these resources and much, much more!
Explora for Middle Schools—Think Google Search, but better! Explora offers you a wide variety of quality information—everything from encyclopedias to primary source documents. Plus, Explora offers some awesome features like the ability to listen to the article, change text and font for easier read, citations and you can even e-mail articles to yourself or a classmate for later.
Ask-a-Librarian—If your research paper deadline is looming and you’re not sure where to start, Ask-a-Librarian! This service is available 24/7 and offers timely responses from research experts. Richland Library staff can recommend and request books, audiobooks, ebooks and more. They’ll even send them to your preferred Richland Library location. Ask-a-Librarian will help you go from unsteady to research ready.
Hoopla, OverDrive & Cloud Library—Picture it. It’s Sunday night and you just realized that your reading assignment is due tomorrow. The library’s closed—what will you do?? Easy! Check one of Richland Library’s three digital content apps for the ebook or eaudiobook. With your library card, device and Wi-Fi, you can catch up on your reading in no time.
Khan Academy—You’re brilliant, but you may need a little extra help from time-to-time. Like what are plate tectonics and how do you solve for “X”? Khan Academy offers short units of study on all the major subjects. It’s completely free and you can create your own profile to track your learning or simply search to access a topic. The lessons are also available in a variety of languages.
Tutor.com—On the other hand, maybe you understand the concept but this one particular math problem is giving you trouble. From 3 pm-11 pm, you can access a free, high-quality tutor to help you figure out that math problem or proofread your research paper. In addition, Tutor.com keeps students safe online while allowing them to keep track of save previous help sessions and connect with favorite tutors.