Educator Toolbox

Learn more about how the library supports educators.

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The library is here to help educators!

Get started with Library Go, the library's program to provide free, virtual public library cards for all students.

Connect with your Children's Specialist, library staff dedicated to youth. They can suggest titles, gather materials, arrange class visits, and visit schools. You can find them at all library locations. To find the library nearest your school, please consult this map of library locations and public schools.

Explore all the free services for educators that the library offers on this page and visit the Digital Library for online resources you can use in your classroom!

Early Childhood Educators: check out these book lists and resources, especially for you.


Learn more about all the services the library offers for educators.

Educator Webinars

Attend a real-time webinar for parents and educators or view recorded presentations to learn about databases, e-books, homework help resources, and more.

Educator Status Library Cards

Registering your card as an educator increases the number of books you can check out and the number of books you can place on hold. Connect with the Children's Specialist at your library to have your account set to educator status.

Library Cards for your Students

Register your students in your classroom for library cards.

Homework Resources, Assistance, and Tutoring

Homework Centers offer help from tutors, connection to resources, a space to study, and are always free.

Brainfuse HelpNow provides online one-on-one homework assistance (with a library card) in English and Spanish, from 1 pm to 11 pm daily.

Reading Together provides one-on-one reading practice to help boost students to grade-level reading. Participation is for students in grades 1-5 and is based on teacher recommendation.

Online resources for elementary or middle school students or high school students.

Request Learning Materials

Let our librarians gather books and materials on specific topics for your students. Place a Learning Materials Request.

Schedule a Class Visit

If you're interested in scheduling a Library Go training for your teachers, inviting SPPL staff to visit your class, or would like to bring your class to the library, please schedule a class visit.

Debra S. Fish Early Childhood Resource Library, opens a new window

Supporting early childhood trainers, child care providers, and parents of young children. Early childhood materials on positive guidance, play, developmentally appropriate practice, anti-bias education, nature, ethics, technology, family engagement, and more.

Online Resources

Digital Library for Kids

Homework help, encyclopedias, e-books, magazines, maps, and more!

Digital Library for Teens

Homework help, encyclopedias, e-books, magazines, biographies, test preparation tools and more!

Online Homework Help

Live online homework help from expert tutors, available every day, 1:00 -11:00 p.m., with other homework services available 24/7.

Book Lists

Connecting Students with the Library

Reading Together

Students and trained mentors meet weekly, one-on-one, to work on grade-level reading skills.

Get Library Cards For Your Students

Connect your students to the resources of the Saint Paul Public Library!


Map of Saint Paul Public library locations and Saint Paul Public Schools.

Early Childhood Educators

Learn more about how the library supports early childhood educators.
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