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Back to School with MCPL


It’s time to head back to school, and Mid-Continent Public Library is the place for students, teachers, parents, and caregivers. Whether you’re looking for homework assistance, lesson plans and activities, a place to study, or hundreds of online resources, we’re here to help. 

Every resource the Library has to offer is free with your Library Card. Sign up online now and use your new card in minutes!

Your Library Card may already be ready to go! Students in many Kansas City-area school districts can use their student ID number to access materials and resources.

Visit us at your local branch today!

Live Homework Help from

Connect with expert tutors for live help with your homework.

Free resources to help teachers plan and enhance daily lessons.

Connect with experts at your local branch for help with trips to the Library, classroom visits, and more.

Looking for a place to study? Get your group together and reserve one of our free meetings rooms.

Resources for Grades K to 6


Find a collection of animated, talking storybooks created to help students with math concepts.

Feature: A variety of books relating to math
Focus: Math (from counting and addition to fractions and geometry)   

Research for Elementary Students

Students can research topics in the classroom or at home.

Feature: Topics, Books, News, Pictures, and Videos
Focus: Literacy and Research in All Subjects


Watch video storybooks and related eBooks.

Feature: Animated storybooks with nine themes.
Focus: Early literacy

Browse more resources appropriate for students K-6 grades, including Just for Kids Access Video and CultureGrams.

Resources for Middle and High School

General OneFile

Access articles ideal for research papers and projects.

Feature: Browse by topic or use the topic finder
Focus: General reference and research

World Book Online

Build language fluency and improve subject comprehension.

Feature: Interactive maps, timelines, photos
Focus: General reference

Writer’s Reference Center

Find all the tools to write and research effectively in one place!

Feature: Step-by-step essay instruction, top grammar errors, common punctuation mistakes.
Focus: Writing and literacy

Browse more homework resources appropriate for students in 7th to 12th grades including test prep and research help.

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