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Back to School with MCPL

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Back to School with MCPL

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Things may change from year to year, but the one thing that remains constant is MCPL’s support for students, teachers, parents, and caregivers. If you want to sign up for a Library card, you need assistance with homework, or you’re looking for lesson plans and activities, you’re in the right spot!

Visit a Branch Location

With more than 30 locations, you and your students can find a branch that’s convenient. Find a branch!

Get a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Getting an MCPL Access Pass is the first step to accessing your world! Apply today and start using online resources right away!

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Students in 16 Kansas City-area school districts can use their student number to access materials and resources.

Online Educator Resources

Online Educator Resources

Free resources to help teachers plan and enhance daily lessons.

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Teacher Assistance

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Teachers can submit requests to library staff for collections of items for use in the classroom.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Small meeting rooms are open for reservations for study groups, tutoring, and other needs.

Live Homework Help from Tutor.com

Live Homework Help from Tutor.com

Connect with expert tutors for live help with homework.

Resources for Grades K to 6

TumbleMath

TumbleMath

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

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

Britannica Library Children

Britannica Library Children

Research school projects using articles, images, videos, and biographies. 

Feature: Student Center with “How To” guides.
Focus: Science, history, ELA, math

Homework Help for Kids

Homework Help for Kids

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

Resources for Middle and High School

General OneFile

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

World Book Online

Build language fluency and improve subject comprehension.

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

Writer’s Reference Center

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

Homework Help for Teens

Homework Help for Teens

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

School resources are supported in part by KC Parent.

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