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The Torrance Public Library has many services and resources to help with homework including homework centers, homework helpers, and HELPNOW ONLINE!

Homework Centers

Torrance Public Library offers Homework Centers that are designed to support the needs of independent students and the curriculum of the Torrance Unified School District and other local education agencies.  Homework Centers are a library-based service for students in grades K-12. The various services provided reflect Torrance Public Library's commitment to partner with the students, parents, and educators of Torrance.

There are three Homework Centers - the Friends of the Torrance Library Homework Center at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, the Torrance Public Library Foundation Homework Center at the Southeast Library, and the ExxonMobil Homework Center at the North Torrance Library.  Each Homework Center has the following components:

Computers and Software Homework Center computers include Microsoft Office, Internet access, and color printing. They are reserved for students with a juvenile Torrance Library card, and limited homework printing is free.

Textbooks Torrance Unified School District textbooks for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies for grades 4-8 are available for use in the Library.  Other textbooks may be available.

Library Resources Torrance Public Library offers many resources for homework and research. These include: Books # Magazines # Encyclopedias # Dictionaries and Thesaurus # Suggested Reading Lists # Online Databases

School Supplies Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies. However, the Homework Center has limited quantities of common supplies needed to complete assignments.

Homework Helpers

Homework Helper volunteers are available at the Katy Geissert, Henderson, North Torrance, Southeast, and Walteria Libraries during select hours to help students successfully complete their homework assignments.  Please check with the library to determine when and where the Homework Helpers are scheduled, and bring a specific homework assignment or project.  The homework Helpers are typically high school volunteers in grades 10-12, and as such may not have the skills needed to help peers or more advanced students.  In these instances, please use Live Homework Help.

Teens interested in being a Homework Helper can apply online.

Live Homework help!

Live Tutoring, Homework Help, and Skill Building. Communicate with Tutors through Chat Window and Shared Whiteboard. Live homework Hep is available for Kindergarten to 12th grade and college introduction level students right from this website from  Monday through Sunday from 1:00pm - 10:00pm PST. You can access tutors from any computer connected to the Internet, including library terminals, a home computer or your laptop. You will need your Library card number. 

Live Homework Help is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library

If you would like to learn more about this program, please call the Youth Services Department at (310) 618-5964 or visit any Torrance Public Library location.

Online resources

The Library subscribes to a variety of online databases specifically to help students with homework.  Access is available from the Library or from home - all you need is your Torrance Library Card!