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Back to School

Resources for Learning from Home


Welcome Educators, Families, and Students!

The Library is here to support students as a provider of on demand and live virtual content to benefit students, educators, and families. The Library’s online resources are easily accessible to PGCPS students through their LINK account numbers and parents/guardians can obtain a free virtual library card here. The online library offers free access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music recordings, and over 85 online resources.

Speak with a librarian: (240) 455-5451

Get help gathering resources for your assignments

  • Support Suite: Our most popular educational resources
  • Overdrive for Kids: Classic children's books, popular children's books, best children's books by age.
  • Overdrive for Teens: OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, all free with your library card. There is a limit of 10 items per customer, check out at any time. 
  • PGCMLS Digital Demos: These videos explain how to use and access our digital resources.
  • Brainfuse HelpNow: Receive live virtual tutoring in English & Spanish, and so much more.
  • Mango Languages: Mango offers language instruction in over 70 Languages.
  • Learning Express Library: Access practice tests & tutorials for SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP, TOEFL.
  • Lynda.com: Access thousands of video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, business, and more
  • Beanstack: Log reading minutes and participate in seasonal challenges for prizes!
  • PGCMLS News Suite: Access news periodicals like The Washington Post, New York Times and more.
  • Early Literacy: Beginning at birth and during your child’s early years, crucial connections are formed and strengthened.
  • Books From Birth: Free books by mail to keep for children between the ages of 0 - 5

LINK allows all Prince George's County Public School (PGCPS) students access to library services using their 9-digit ID Number with PGCPS in front, no sign-up needed!

Ex. PGCPS100100100 (ID can be found on child's report card)

The last four digits of their number is the PIN. (Ex. 0100)

Learn more about LINK accounts

PGCMLS this Week: Back to School (for our Youngest Learners)

Discover some of the best school and literacy resources from Prince George's County Memorial Library System for our community's youngest learners in this episode of PGCMLS this Week.

PGCMLS this Week: Back to School (Elementary & Middle School)

Discover some of the best school and literacy resources from Prince George's County Memorial Library System for elementary and middle school students in this episode of PGCMLS this Week.

LINK Account Demo (English/Spanish)

LINK Account Demo (French)

Distance Learning: Parent Resources from PGCPS

The Prince George's County Public Schools' Distance Learning site serves as a support hub for parents and students in Prince George's County.

Online Resources

ABC- CLIO

ABC CLIO is a history database that's great for middle and high school students. Specific subjects include The African American Experience, The American Indian Experience, The Latino American Experience, Daily life through history, World Geography, and World History.

Category: Middle School, High School

Beanstack

Discover favorite books matched to your child's age and interests.

Category: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College & Beyond

Brainfuse HelpNow

Get Live tutoring (including in Spanish) in any school subject from HelpNow (available 2pm to 11:55pm EST). Use SkillSurfer to practice long division, improve reading comprehension, and learn other key skills. Submit a writing sample to the Writing Lab and get feedback on structure, grammar, style and content to help you better organize and present your thoughts and information. Brainfuse now offers live assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Live FAFSA tutors are available to help both students and parents with completing the FAFSA application.

Category: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College & Beyond

Gale Elementary

Cross-curricular research and homework help for K-5 students.

Category: Elementary

Gale High School

Subject overviews, critical essays, biographies, multimedia, and articles from reliable reference sources.

Category: High School

Gale In Context: Biography

Get biographies with related full-text articles from books, interviews, magazines, and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.

Category: Middle School, High School

Gale Middle School

Authoritative, multimedia reference content covering the most studied middle school topics.

Category: Middle School

Great Courses

Experience over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors from the Great Courses Library Collection - from photography and drawing to music lessons from experts - there is something for everyone!

Category: High School, College

Learning Express Library

Practice tests for college entrance, employment, and citizenship. Tutorials in basic skills for math, reading, and writing.

Category: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College & Beyond

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

Take over 16,000 courses in seven different languages in an easy to use interface. Courses cover many different subjects including animation, business, design, marketing, programming languages, and more!

Category: High School, College

Method Test Prep

Comprehensive self-paced programs to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

Category: High School

Libby/OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive and the Libby app offer classic and contemporary children's books for all ages in both eBook and eAudio format.

Category: Elementary

Libby/OverDrive for Teens

OverDrive and the Libby app offer thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobboks, all free with your library card.

Category: Middle School, High School

Pebble Go

PebbleGo databases help to teach research skills to K-3 students, and include built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio that models correct pronunciation and fluency.

Category: Elementary

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Category: Middle School, High School, College & Beyond