Helpful Resources for Homework

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Here are links to some of the database services we offer for students in grades 3 and up. To see other databases featured on our adult site click here . All resources on this page can only be accessed by Waukegan Public Library Cardholders. Please have your card number handy when accessing these databases.

Britannica Library: Children’s Research

Britannica Library: Tweens & Young Adult Research

Your library card is your ticket to the award-winning Encylopedia Britannica, where you’ll find encyclopedia articles, multimedia, e-books and other learning resources, with a kid-friendly, easy-to-navigate interface. The links above are perfect for elementary and middle-grade students, but you can access all of Britannica Library here.


Get help from with your math, reading, writing, science and social studies homework, from kindergarten through college. Students can work with live, online tutors (in English or Spanish) using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems. You can also take skill-building and test prep quizzes to test your knowledge, then go over your work with a tutor!

You can also use HelpNow to work on projects or assignments with your classmates. Visit the Children’s Department to learn how!

Library Resources

WPL Book Boxes

Register for our monthly book boxes. Receive one book chosen specifically for you and receive giveaways and activities that will add to the reading experience. For 3rd-8th graders. Limited supply available. Click here to register.

Learn it! Early Learning Activities

Bring some of the experience of the library’s Early Learning Center home! Sign up to receive a custom-made interactive learning activity for your child. For Birth – 2nd grade. Limited supply available. Click here to register.

Learning Kits

Are you looking for ideas to help your child learn? Come to the library and pick up a fun and engaging learning kit. For 3rd-8th graders. Limited supply available. Click here to register.

Adventures in Homeschooling

Are you looking for helpful ideas to assist your child with homeschooling? Check out our website for engaging videos and useful resources to help teach your preschool to eighth-grade student.

Teacher Book Loans

Do you need books to help teach your students? Let us help! We will gather the books, check them out, and contact you when they are ready to be picked up at the library. Please allow three business days to complete the request. Click here to request your books.