Get free college and career study guides, workshops, practice tests and more to help you nail your next job interview, college application or essay, test and more!

LAPL Databases*

*LAPL library card needed if you are not at the library

Career Transitions

Create a new user account. Then follow the self-paced online resources that walk job-seekers through the entire process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.

Careers-Internet.org

Career lists, tests, and reports. Vocational guidance information exploring choices available for special skills, experience, education and aptitudes of various careers.

College Source Online

Online library with 44,815 college catalogs and over 37,600,000 course descriptions. Cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.

Jobs and Careers Gateway

A gateway to links, databases, eBooks, book lists and other resources for Jobs and Careers.

Learning Express Library

Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course.

Student Smart

Free programs that help you:

  • Become a better student
  • Prepare for high school and college
  • Apply to college

Student Smart programs are held at Los Angeles Public Library Central Library and branches.  Sign up at the library holding the program ASAP - space is limited.

Full-length practice tests: SAT, PSAT, ACT.

Seminars: College 101, Money for College, Roadmap to College, Study Skills 101, Test-Taking Strategies 101, Personal Statement (College Application Essay).

See the complete schedule

Student Smart is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with the Princeton Review.  For more information, call (213) 228-7370.

Download the Student Smart flyer.

Career & Jobs