School Help

Join us for Virtual Reading Buddies

Students K-3 can practice reading with library staff.

Monday – Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

Text Us

Send us a text at (614) 810-4457

Ask Us

Type a question in the box below.

Call Us

Call us at (614) 645-2275.

Just ask one of our specialists:

“I want someone to read with me.”

And we’ll take it from there.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library does not endorse software used to assist with live homework but provides for the convenience of students. Platforms available include: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Brainfuse MEET.

Need help using the chat? Watch our tutorial.

For Evening Homework Help

HelpNow offers study tools and test preparation.
24-hour online support for students.

Online Tutors are available
Monday-Friday, 2-11 p.m.

Having trouble using HelpNow?
Watch our tutorial.

High School Credit Recovery

Students in grades 9-12: We’re here to help you complete credit recovery coursework.

June 14 through July 23 | 1:30-4:30 p.m.
(available Monday-Friday only)

Northern Lights Branch | 4093 Cleveland Ave.
Parsons Branch | 1113 Parsons Ave.

Don’t have a library card yet? Get one today.

Practice Reading at Home

Watch the videos below to learn how to build reading skills. Print off the worksheets and try it at home!
(Worksheets are also available at any Columbus Metropolitan Library location)

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We have digital tools to help students learn.

Check out our Video Tutorials below for step-by-step instructions on how to use them.

Search the Catalog

Find books, videos and music available at CML.

Apply for a Library Card

Get a card to access all CML resources.

World Book Kids/Student

Online encyclopedia for students.


Learn about countries & their cultures.


Fiction and nonfiction text that support reading development.

Biography in Context

Find information on more than 1 million people throughout history & around the world.

Check out our tools to help you with school work.