Rock This School Year

August 14th, 2019

Rock This School Year


The New Orleans Public Library has all of the resources you need for a successful school year.

Homework Help & Clubs

Homework Help in person, over the phone, and online.
Did you know that Library staff answered over 700,000 questions in person, over the phone, and online last year? If you need information, the Library is here to help. Visit any Library location, call Information Services at 504-596-2570, or Ask A Librarian (in the top navigation in the green box) for help.

Homework Help and College Prep
A dedicated staff person is available in the Teen Zone to provide teens with one-on-one assistance using Homework Louisiana and navigating the college application process. For ages 13 - 19.
Main Library on Thursdays from 4pm - 6pm

Drop-In Homework Help
Homework assistance for children and teens.
Hubbell Library on Mondays - Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Homework Club
Peer assistance is encouraged, and a staff member will be available for research questions. Break time crafts and snacks provided. For students of all ages.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Tuesdays from 4pm - 6pm

Computers, Wifi & E-Resources for Students

All 15 Library locations offer free access to computers and wifi. The Library also offers a wide variety of e-resources. Just a few of the e-resources include:

HomeworkLouisiana is an online resource that provides live online tutors, a skills builder, homework help and tutoring assistance for k through basic college level, a writing center, a career center, and an adult education center. - Library Edition is available at all Library locations and is an engaging online learning resource that assists early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school.
Britannica and World Book Online Encyclopedias

Dedicated Teen Areas

The following locations have dedicated Teen areas for studying:
Algiers Regional Library
East New Orleans Regional Library
Norman Mayer Library
Main Library
Mid-City Library
Robert E. Smith Library

Other News

The New Orleans Public Library wants your short story, poem, or essay for our 2020 Winter Writing Contest. This year's theme is "Roots." Entry Deadline: Friday, February 28 at 5pm Printed submissions can be dropped off at any New Orleans Public Library location. Please include the completed entry form with... (More)

The Career Online High School program is free to adults, ages 19 & older, who have successfully completed 8th grade and who live in Orleans Parish. Program applicants must have a Library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a Library card. The program does not require... (More)

Before first responders arrive, you can save a life by knowing how to provide hands-only CPR, administer Naloxone, and stop bleeding. This two-hour class will teach participants how to identify someone who has overdosed from opioids, gone into cardiac arrest, or has uncontrolled bleeding. The training is free and no... (More)

Check out our MLK Events

Main Library | Nora Navra Library

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Children

MLK Storytime & Craft
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, children and caregivers are encouraged to listen to stories that celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and make peace crafts. While supplies last.... (More)

Early each summer, teens come to the Library and ask, “Where can I get a job?” but applications are often due in the spring and teens miss their window of opportunity. Last spring, the Library connected teens and businesses through the Summer Internship & Job Fair held at the Main... (More)