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!

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.

Databases*

*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.

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.

Learning Express Library

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

Testing & Education Reference Center

Includes over 300 practice tests and courses with information on over 4,000 accredited schools. Also contains a scholarship search, a resume builder, and career modules.