Free resources from hillsborough county public library

How to get free eBooks and admission to museums, tutoring help, and more through your local library

We want to welcome you and your children back to school for the 2023-2024 school year! The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library is always available online as a resource for students throughout the year. Here are some of our favorite resources to share for the new school year:

eBooks at the Library

eBooks are accessible through the library for school assignments and recreational reading. Axis 360 and Hoopla provide quick instant availability to various materials. Libby has a special collection curated just for kids. MyOn Reader offers personalized recommendations based on interests, reading level and ratings. Most eBook apps offer audiobooks that can be listened to as an alternative to reading.

How to get tutoring help from your local library is the place to go for help with schoolwork. The website’s services cover homework help on subjects including math, English, science, and social studies. Students can submit questions or connect with a live tutor. Additionally, there are practice quizzes and worksheets for students to work on by themselves and test preparation for advanced placement tests and SAT and ACT. is available in Spanish as well:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program through the library intended to start children off with an early love of books and reading. Children will also benefit from boosted academic performance and vocabulary skills. The library offers tracking through Beanstack, where parents and guardians can register kids for the program and celebrate important reading milestones.

The Discovery Pass: Free admission to local museums and attractions

Discovery Pass offers free admission or tour passes for library card holders to select local museums and attractions partnering with the library. Participating locations include Glazer Children’s Museum (two adults and two children or one adult and three children), Tampa Museum of Art (two adults and two children or one adult and three children), and many more options.

Check out GoPro Cameras and MORE from your local library

GoPro cameras are available to borrow throughout the year at select branches: Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library and New Tampa Regional Library. This is a great option to add multimedia to school projects or to bring on your next trip.  GoPros can be checked out for 14 days by library card holders 17 or older:

Borrow these back-to-school books to help you navigate the school year and get your kids excited:

The power of your library card

A library card can be a passport to a lifetime of learning, and the library is here to help your child succeed this school year. Visit your local branch in person or on the web at


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