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Student Zones are afterschool homework centers in the library that provide:

  • access to a quiet, safe place to study
  • reference books
  • online and print resources
  • free printing
  • free basic school supplies
  • reserved computers and laptops
  • guidance needed to help students aged 0-19 years old succeed and graduate high school

During the school year, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays (individual Student Zone hours vary), specific tables and chairs are reserved for exclusive use by kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) Student Zone students. Portable tablets and laptops are available to K-12 Student Zone students and provide word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, as well as access to the internet and LA Public Library’s online resources for students, including a valuable array of databases and one-on-one tutoring sessions via Live Homework Help.

K-12 students may use the branch printer to print out school-related documents and assignments free of charge during Student Zone hours.  A dictionary, thesaurus, and other essential reference tools are available, in addition to the library’s entire collection of books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs. 

Professional librarians and a dedicated Student Zone Helper are available to help K-12 students find and use the print and online resources they need to work on their assignments.  When available, trained teen volunteers guide students in using online resources and digital tools as well as assist with homework questions. Please note: Student Zone Helpers, volunteers and librarians do not provide one-on-one tutoring and results are not guaranteed.

Student Zones and Student Zone Helpers are now at 38 libraries. Student Zone Helpers assist K-12 students with using the library’s many online services including Live Homework Help and reference databases.

Student Zones at the Los Angeles Public Library are supported by the generosity of:

  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • The Lynn Strasburg Miller Endowed Fund/ Nina Pircher
  • The Cecile & Fred Bartman Foundation
  • Janice McCoy Miller
  • The Ahmanson Foundation
  • Bank of the West
  • Simone Forti

Libraries that currently host Student Zones are:

Angeles Mesa Branch Library

Arroyo Seco Regional Library

Ascot Branch Library

Baldwin Hills Branch Library

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library

Cahuenga Branch Library

Canoga Park Branch Library

Chatsworth Branch Library

Cypress Park Branch Library

Eagle Rock Branch Library

Echo Park Branch Library

El Sereno Branch Library

Encino-Tarzana Branch Library

Exposition Park – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library

Harbor City - Harbor Gateway Branch Library

Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library

Junipero Serra Branch Library

Lincoln Heights Branch Library

Mar Vista Branch Library

Mark Twain Branch Library

Memorial Branch Library

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library

Pacoima Branch Library

Palms-Rancho Park Library

Panorama City Branch Library

Pico Union Branch Library

Pio Pico – Koreatown Regional Library

R. L. Stevenson Branch Library

Robertson Branch Library

San Pedro Regional Library

Sun Valley Branch Library

Sylmar Branch Library

Valley Plaza Branch Library

Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library

Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library

Washington Irving Branch Library

Westchester – Loyola Village Branch Library

Wilmington Branch Library