Library Resources for High School Students

In addition to the resources and services at the Oviatt Library, students in the Los Angeles area are fortunate enough to have many library services available that can help with homework, research papers, finding books to read for fun, and even programs that offer fun events for teens.

Your High School library and media center

Your high school library and media center is the best place to begin your research. The library media teacher at your school is an expert in assisting high school students with their research and can help them learn about different sources of information that are available.

Public Libraries

The Los Angeles area has many public libraries that provide books, access to newspaper and journal articles both in print and online, and access to information for research papers.

Los Angeles Public Library has over 70 locations in the city of Los Angeles where you can borrow books, use computers, and search hundreds of databases for newspaper and journal articles, biographies, and statistics. With your Los Angeles Public Library card, you can also use some of these databases from your home. There is also a special web site for teens with links to homework help, links to help with real life issues, and events.

County of Los Angeles Public Library is another large library system located in the Los Angeles area, with almost 90 locations. The teen services page for the County of Los Angeles has links to interesting and helpful sites, including a web site for live, online help with homework through tutor.com for those with County of Los Angeles Public Library cards.

Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena also have links to resources for teens on their web sites.