All YPL buildings are closed until further notice.  For information on our reopening plans, visit our Reopening FAQ.

Stay Connected While Schools Are Closed

As schools brace for an extended closure, Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is dedicated to providing quality eBooks and online learning resources for Yonkers students for education, enrichment and escape.

The following collections and online resources can be accessed using a YPL library card barcode number and PIN. If you’ve never had a library card we can set up a virtual one for you if you fill out this form. If you need to re-register your account or reset your PIN you can email info@ypl.org or call 914-375-7953.

When setting up accounts on many of these services, please choose “Westchester Library System.”

Homework Help and Test Preparation

Tutor.com – Free Live Homework Help – An online tutoring service that connects students to qualified tutors in math, science, social studies, and English via the Internet.  Online tutoring is available 24/7. Note: Password is your 4-digit library card pin #.

Learning Express –  Students and adult learners can improve their skills required for academic and career success.  Some practice tests include TASC, SAT, PSAT, ACT, and AP. Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Resources

Tumblebooks – An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.
App for iPhone & iPad / App for Android  

Good news Additional Tumblebooks material is now available for free through August 31st:

TumbleBookLibrary (K-6 children’s eBooks)

TumbleMath (K-6 math eBooks)

eLibrary Elementary – Easy searching of child-friendly newspapers, magazines, reference books, maps, pictures, and audio/visual content.

Kids InfoBits – For students in kindergarten through grade five.  It features a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, and more.

Middle School and High School Education Resources

Biography in Context (in GALENET) – Contains biographies searchable by date of birth, nationality, and more. Note: Yonkers Public Library card needed to access information from home.  

Britannica School – A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.  Available at three levels–elementary, middle, and high.

Britannica Academic  – Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

General Onefile (in INFOTRAC) – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

School Center – Offers worksheets, lessons, videos, and more resources for study, test prep, and careers.   

eBooks and Multimedia

Overdrive  – Popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for all age levels. Download the Overdrive Apps for Android and iDevices  or the Libby App 

Comics Plus – Online digital graphic novels and comics available for free with your library card. Download the App for iPad or the App for Android

Kanopy Kids is being offered free for 30 days.