AADL is here to help with a variety of services and products offered online or in our library branches! Check out these resources that you can use to get through your next essay, social studies project, or math assignment.
Drop-In Homework Help
AADL partners with college student organizations to provide free homework help for school-aged children and teenagers. Circle K holds tutoring sessions throughout the school year. You can view all upcoming Circle K homework help sessions here.
Get help with homework, or get ahead of the curve, with this online tutoring service. Live expert tutors are available from 2-11pm every day to assist students, grades 3 through adult, in the subject areas of: math, English, science, social studies, GED prep, college exam and application prep, resume writing, technology skills-building and more! You can even submit papers for comments before they get turned in for grades. Learn more about this service or start trying Brainfuse: Help Now! right now.
AADL provides access to online collections of books, articles, and encyclopedias through our research databases. Take a look at our lists of databases for kids or for student papers, or take a look at the whole subject list to see what will help you with your next assignment.
*To use any of our research databases or to use Brainfuse Homework Help you have to have an AADL username and password. If you don't already have an aadl.org username, just click register on the login page. Make sure to put in your library card number!
The AADL catalog can help you find books for the appropriate instructional level your child is in at AAPS. Just do a search in our catalog for "AAPS Level" and the appropriate letter or follow the links below to get a list of AADL's holdings in each of the different instructional levels.
As Michigan schools adopt Common Core State Standards, more information about a child's reading level may be given to caregivers in Lexile levels. Follow the links below to get a list of AADL’s holdings according to Lexile ranges.
If you know someone who is overwhelmed by reading, AADL can help. A HiLo book refers to a text that has been written on a lower grade reading level, but with subject matter that would appeal to older students. Interest levels are labeled by age. Just search our catalog with HiLo_level and the appropriate numbered grade reading level (2,3,4,5,6), or follow the links below to get a full list of AADL's holdings in each of the different reading levels.
AADL subscribes to a live online tutoring service called "Help Now" by Brainfuse, also known simply as
"Brainfuse", and is available to anybody accessing it from inside any AADL location, or to cardholders from home or elsewhere.
There are several facets to Brainfuse that not only help with homework & study skills, but skill building and writing support.
Users can log on to Brainfuse to access EXPERT help in a variety of ways: live tutoring any time from 2:00 PM-11:00 PM except on Federal Holidays. Simply choose the grade or age level that suits the user’s needs, be it elementary, middle or high school, ESL or even computers and technology.
SkillSurfer is a learning library that contains thousands of lessons, quizzes, & tests to help users master academic concepts. Check out the STUDY portal and look at FLASHBULB, which is a library full of flashcards & self-tests for a huge array of subjects! Go to the COLLABORATE portal to schedule meetings with friends in their private virtual study rooms. There’s a writing lab where users can upload documents to a teacher and have them edit/critique their work within 24 hours. Brainfuse's "Send a Question" gives users the opportunity to ask a question any time of day and get a written response from one of their tutors within one business day.
Whether you are an English Language Learner, a student of any age or an adult trying to get back into the workforce, Brainfuse may have just the answer to your academic and technical questions.
School has started so it's also time to get some FREE tutoring help! Circle K students will be available three days a week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. And Sundays (FREE Parking Downtown) from 3-5 PM. Students in grades K-12 can get homework help at AADL (all subjects), provided by volunteers for the University of Michigan chapter of Circle K. No appointment necessary - just drop by!
Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses in Michigan
PBS-featured author and life-long Michigan resident Doc Fletcher returns to the Downtown Library for a delightful evening discussion on Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm to share his stories of Michigan canoeing and kayaking, this time focusing on his just-released book Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses in Michigan.
On Pulp you will find excitement and appreciation for the Ann Arbor area’s arts & culture scene and all it has to offer - from our loveliest galleries to our grungiest basement venues. Check in for previews, thoughts, critiques, reviews, dorky puns, opinions, observations, and heads-ups on what’s happening in the area from professional journalists, community contributors, and your very own AADL staffers.