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New Online Tutoring Resource

HelpNowLogo_preview.jpegWith HelpNow, students in kindergarten through introductory college can receive assistance from live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, and copy/paste. Tutors are available online Monday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • To access HelpNow click here. Then log in with your library card number to create an account or sign in with an existing account. Once logged into the resource click on the link to "Live Tutoring." Next, select the grade level and subject then click the "Get Live Help" button to connect with a tutor.

Two New Resources for Online Learning - Lynda.com and Universal Class


Lynda.com Logo Website.pngExplore interactive tutorials on business, software, technology, and creative skills. Learn Adobe Photoshop, app design, JavaScript, HTML, and more.

  • To access Lynda.com click here. Then log in with your library card number and PIN to create an account or sign in with an existing account.

Universal Class

Universal Class Logo.pngLearn anything, anytime, anywhere. Access over 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas including cooking, gardening, event planning, business, accounting, dog training and more.

  • To access Universal Class click here. Then log in with your library card number to create an account or sign in with an existing account.

NoveList Databases - Resources for Reading Recommendations

  • To access the NoveList databases from a library computer click on the resource name for each.

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Wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. Find just the right books with read-alike and listen-alike recommendations, series information, hundreds of reading lists, and more.

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NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents and teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

TexShare Databases

TexShare LogoDiscover numerous databases that cover various subjects and information needs for all ages, such as health, business, genealogy, jobs, career development, academic journals and popular magazines. For login and password contact your local library.

Resume Writing and Career Development - The TexShare collection includes Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Library. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, prep for interviews, and more online. To access this resource, open the TexShare Databases list, enter the login and password from the Library, and select Job & Career Accelerator under the Career Development and Online Learning heading.

Visit the TexShare program website to find other libraries that participate in the TexShare program, as well as their policies.

Note: Some databases have been dropped because funding from the Texas State Legislature was decreased.

ProQuest Databases

  • To access the ProQuest databases from a library computer click here.
  • To access the ProQuest databases from your home computer click here and enter HPL then your library card number (ex. HPL123).

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages LogoLibrary cardholders can use Mango Languages and learn to speak new languages with over 60 foreign language courses featuring native speakers, over 17 English as a Second Language/English Language Learners courses, and mobile apps with self-paced lessons that are available anytime-anywhere. Use your library card number to set up an account.