Online Learning

Get the learning tools you need for any age on computer skills, crafts, languages, and literacy; tutorials; homework help from a live tutor; and more. To access a wealth of other resources, including encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, career help, and more, see our list of All ResourcesAccess to many online resources outside the library requires a valid York County Library card.

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ABCmouse is an invaluable resource for young learners ages 2–8+, with an award-winning online curriculum and 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. (For home access, click here.)

Brainfuse is an online tutoring service offering help from real, live tutors, with powerful tools for learning, writing assistance, and test preparation for students and learners of all ages. Live tutors are available daily from 2:00–11:00 p.m. 

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Tutor.com now offers live, real-time tutoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Provided by Discus.

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Creativebug is a library of award-winning, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos providing inspiration and expert guidance. New users must create an account upon first login.

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DigitalLearn.org is full of video courses that show you how to use computers, the Internet, and other technology-related resources. Each course consists of several short videos (5–25 min.), activities, and handouts. Learn at your own pace. There are also courses for technology trainers. An email address is required to use this resource.

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Poetry for Students, a 38-volume collection for middle school students through adults, features critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures, including discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices, and traditions, as well as cultural and historical context. Provided by Discus.

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Gale Presents: Udemy offers more than 4,000 on-demand video courses from world-class instructors across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce or further develop a personal interest. (requires a Google or Microsoft account)

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GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

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LearningExpress Library is a collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Provided by Discus.

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Little Pim is an award-winning online language-learning system for children that provides a fun, easy way to learn and follow along with parents, with 12 languages to choose from and a proprietary method for teaching 360 words and phrases. 

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Mango Languages is an online language-learning system for over 60 world languages, with lessons that use conversational and grammar goals, cultural notes, intuitive pronunciation, recordable speech, and audio from native speakers. 

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Novels for Students, for middle school students through adults, is a 66-volume guide to understanding novels from various cultures and time periods, featuring discussions of plot, characters, themes, critical overviews, and style, as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance. Provided by Discus.

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PebbleGo – Animals, ideal for students in grades K–3 and available in English and Spanish, supports animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons, and provides engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Children may explore amphibians, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more through over 300 articles. Provided by Discus.

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PebbleGo Next – Biographies, for grades 3–5, covers an extensive list of actors, explorers, women, American Indians, and more, with read-alouds, images, and videos for research and projects. Provided by Discus.

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Poetry for Students, a 62-volume collection for middle school students through adults, features an overview, discussions, and analysis of poems from all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provided by Discus.

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SC Codes is a learning platform and coding community that not only gives all South Carolina residents free access to code education, but also connects, trains, and empowers programmers across the state.

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Short Stories for Students, a 51-volume collection for middle school students through adults, provides synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, author biographies, criticisms, and cultural and historical significance. Provided by Discus.

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Study SC is an image-rich resource for students of all ages, educators, and parents that supports the study of South Carolina-related topics, including famous people, geography, history, facts, and more. Find multimedia, primary documents, Discus resources, interactive content, subjects in the S.C. curriculum standards, and more links to quality online content. Provided by Discus.

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TeachingBooks offers ebooks with voice, "meet the author" videos, games, and puzzles for K–12 students. Educators can filter results based upon grade level, curricular area, cultural experience, author, year published, and special collections, and they can also create classrooms for groups. Provided by Discus.

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TumbleMath features the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere in the TumbleBook format, complete with animation and narration and all accessible from computers or mobile devices. Provided by Discus.

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Tutor.com offers live tutoring for K–12 students, with Live Homework Help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, and the SkillsCenter Resource Library. Real-time tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English and Spanish. Provided by Discus.

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ValChoice lets you estimate your South Carolina car insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc., or your home insurance costs based on home replacement value and location. Your personal information is only used to calculate insurance price. Click here for video tutorials on using the ValChoice calculators and web apps.