Boston Public Library


Homework Help at the Boston Public Library

Free drop-in homework help, academic support, and mentoring available at libraries and online during the school year in all subject areas to students in grades K – 8. Read more about Homework Help at the library.

Homework Help includes:

  • Homework Help Mentors
  • Boston Teachers Union tutors
  • Online help courtesy of the BPL


Test Prep Help

MCAS Test Prep from the Massachusetts Department of Education – information about the MCAS tests including schedules, questions and answers from previous year’s tests, and a way to generate your own custom set of MCAS questions to practice with

LearningExpress Library – for students from grade school through college; practice tests, exercises, eBooks; ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests prep help


Other Resources

More sources for homework help and after school programs in Boston:

  • BOSTONavigator – The place to search for out-of school time programming in Boston.
  • Boston Youth Zone – Find activities, opportunities, and other fun stuff for kids and teens, plus important information and resources for parents.


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