Teen Volunteering at the Library

All of our volunteering opportunities will be offered online for now, but online doesn’t mean you won’t be able to help out.

Volunteer with the Library

Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the Library? Visit Better Impact to become a volunteer with the Library!

Homework Help

Brainfuse HelpNow

Free tutoring for students of all ages is now available 24/7! Adult learners can access writing help, citizenship resources, and more.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Offers pro/con resources related to controversial topics. Also includes resources for the National Debate topic.
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2024 Youth Poet Laureate AWARDS CEREMONY

Aug 2nd | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us to honor our 2024 Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate finalists and name the next Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate & Vice-Laureate!

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Get access to all of the great online resources that the library has to offer!



Test Prep

LearningExpress Library

Online practice for the ACT, SAT, GED, & other exams. Tests include civil service, military, law enforcement, U.S. Citizenship, and more.

College Board

Prepare with practice tests with real SAT questions and lots of other excellent free prep help. This is the official site of the SAT.

Princeton Review

SAT Practice Tools lists free local strategy sessions and practice tests, along with an online practice test. Free registration required.

Learn to Drive

Driving Test

Driving Tests

Practice tests for the CA driving permit. With practice tests for the auto & motorcycle permit/licenses and commercial driver's license.

Your Reads

Your Reads

New Titles

New Titles

Your Path to College

Find a Path to College

Scholar Match

College counseling and planning service. Includes test prep and college admission support.

California Colleges

An all-inclusive guide to help you plan your college and career pathway.
Future I'm Ready

College Scorecard

A searchable database of colleges with information on programs, location, size, demographics, and cost.

Pay for College

Tuition Funding Sources

Largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards to choose from.

Student Aid on the Web

Comprehensive student financial aid information from the U.S. Department of Education including information about the FAFSA


Guide to scholarships, loans, and other kinds of financial aid for college.

Find a Job

Find a Job

Alameda County Human Resources

Discover a job or path to a long term career with the County you live in!

Treasure Island Job Corps

Free education and career technical training for young people ages 16 to 24.


California's official employment site for youth. Find tips, resources, and information about employment programs.

USA Jobs

Want to work for the government? Find a federal internship for recent high school graduates.
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