Education & Test Prep

Brainfuse HelpNow

Use your library card to connect with a free online tutor! Live tutoring and writing lab are staffed with certified educators from kindergarten to college...7 days a week from 2pm to 11pm. 

Access HelpNow here.



In addition to e-books and audiobooks, Libby continues to expand with Extras.

Click the Libby logo to access Libby on your computer or your mobile device!



Join the maker revolution! Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.

Just check under the Extras tab in Libby to find it!

Read It


Read It

Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners. 

Access Read It here!


Transparent Language

Learn to speak 140+ foreign languages including over 20 indigenous languages, American Sign Language, and Citizenship Prep, and also includes ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 different languages. Transparent Language is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students. 

Access Transparent Language here.

Universal Class 


Universal Class

Choose from over 500 online courses in Writing, Parenting, Education, Finance, Business, and more! Videos are self-paced and easy-to-use, with 24 / 7 access! – learn anything, anytime, anywhere. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Users may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. 

Available directly here.

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To give our Patrons access to knowledge of their rights under the law Portsmouth Public Library is making available the Westlaw Patron Access eLearning resource center. These resources will help you navigate the Westlaw System found on all Portsmouth Library computers and teach you to find the information you need, all free of charge.