Children and Teen Resources


These resources from the Inyo County Free Library are focused on, or of interest to, kids and teens.




E-Books, Audiobooks, and Video

Overdrive Kids

Overdrive Teens

OverDrive Kids/Overdrive Teens is a free service offered by Inyo County Free Library that lets you borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the Southern California Digital Library. All you need to get started with free digital titles from OverDrive is an internet connection and a library card with a barcode. Mobile apps available. Borrow and enjoy ebooks right in your browser, the Libby and OverDrive apps, and on popular ereaders!   From the Libby app, young readers can set their Preferences to only see Juvenile or Young Adult content.

Getting started with Overdrive




Kanopy is a video streaming service offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more.

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy Kids categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films, and Movies for the Whole Family.

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Homework Resources


Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and teachers.

Students access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors. With HelpNow, tutors and students communicate in real time in our online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to our writing tutors any time of the day.

The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT.

HelpNow User Guide

HelpNow User Guide Spanish



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Link to California K-12 Digital Resources
Link to California K-12 Digital Resources


QUICK ACCESS TO CALIFORNIA K-12 ONLINE CONTENT  California offers — at no cost to local schools, districts or students — access to online educational content from Encyclopaedia BritannicaProQuest and for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.  ProQuest research databases, the TeachingBooks literacy service and online content from Encyclopaedia Britannica are available to every Californian from this website.



 The Reference Shelf
Famous First Facts

In conjunction with the library's print subscription of the Reference Shelffrom H. W. Wilson there is online access to this resource. Published 6 times per year, each Reference Shelf volume provides comprehensive, balanced coverage of an issue of importance in modern society. Each volume contains 35-45 notable documents and articles (complete or abstracted) from highly respected periodicals and media outlets. A bibliography, index and important websites enhance further research. For access to the Reference Shelf in print format of current and older issues that aren't available online, search the public access catalog using "search by series" using the words "Reference Shelf.

Also available on this site is Famous First Facts. For more than half a century, Famous First Facts has earned the accolades of reviewers and a place on library reference shelves nationwide. This new edition of the reference classic is updated and expanded with new entries reflecting the latest developments and discoveries, and newly organized for better access to information. This is an online version of the Library's print copy.


Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents.  Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. 

Particular strengths in the Archives Unbound catalog include U.S. foreign policy; U.S. civil rights; global affairs and colonial studies; and modern history. Broad topic clusters include: African American studies; American Indian studies; Asian studies; British history; Holocaust studies; LGBT studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Middle East studies; political science; religious studies; and women’s studies. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages.  Sponsored by the California State Library as part of their California Digital Archives. This service requires log in through the catalog, select Archives Unbound under Online Resources.



 Gale Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content with Gale In Context: Environmental Studies.



Gale Interactive Science

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science with Gale Interactive: Science.



Gale National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space with National Geographic Kids. Best for children aged 6-14.


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Test, College, and Career Prep

  Link to Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. You will have to register to use the site when you first visit it.  Tuition Funding Sources is sponsored by Inland Library System.

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Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.