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San Antonio Public Library has Back-to-School resources for everyone!

Visit San Antonio Public Library’s website for Back-to-School essentials for students of all ages

SAN ANTONIO (August 14, 2020) – The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is excited to help area students navigate going back to school during these uncertain and constantly-changing times. With many schools incorporating or shifting to increasing online participation in coursework, the need for Wi-Fi is more pressing than any other year. Additionally, while students are learning to complete coursework from home, the need for expert help is becoming more necessary. With access to Homework Help in English and Spanish, practice tests, free public Wi-Fi, FAFSA help, and more, SAPL wants to let students know that we’re ready to help!

For more information on Back-to-School resources provided by SAPL, visit mysapl.org/backtoschool.

Free Public Wi-Fi

Outside San Antonio Public Library Locations*

Daily | 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has made free Wi-Fi available outside of 29 of its 30 locations daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in an effort to serve those who do not have reliable broadband access at home.

*The Briscoe Portal at the San Antonio Western Art Museum is not a participating location.

Homework Help

https://guides.mysapl.org/backtoschool

Daily | 11 a.m. - Midnight

Getting back into the school mindset can be challenging. SAPL is here to help! Get free online homework help in a variety of subjects for students in kindergarten through college! Available 11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week in English and Spanish.

SORA App

https://soraapp.com/welcome

Did you know that SAPL has partnered with nearly every school district in the area to offer students unlimited access to age-appropriate materials in our Digital Library even if you don't have a SAPL card? Thanks to the Sora app by Overdrive, San Antonio students at participating schools can easily browse our extensive library. Head over to soraapp.com to see if your school is participating!

FAFSA Assistance

https://guides.mysapl.org/backtoschool

Monday – Thursday, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Filling out FAFSA applications can be so confusing. Luckily, SAPL is here to help! Brought to you by Brainfuse, FAFSA tutors are available for live assistance Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. College preparation just got a little bit easier!

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The San Antonio Public Library: changing lives through the power of information, imagination, and ideas.

For more than 110 years, the award-winning San Antonio Public Library (SAPL), has been a vital center for free learning, knowledge, communication, culture and enjoyment within the City of San Antonio and for all Bexar County residents. The Library system is comprised of a world-class Central Library, 28 branch libraries and a library outlet at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Collections include an extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music as well as physical items such as printed books and DVDs. All locations are hubs for Wi-Fi broadband access and provide access to computers and other digital technology. In addition, Central Library and branches offer programs to serve the needs and interests of the community, including programs for all ages that support early childhood literacy, education, culture and economic development. For more information, visit mysapl.org. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @mysapl.

San Antonio: America’s 21st Century City

San Antonio is a global city with a dynamic economy and workforce, a deep cultural heritage and diverse communities that are resilient and welcoming. It is one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country, nurturing entrepreneurship, encouraging investment and funding infrastructure. America’s seventh-largest city offers a vibrant business climate and growth opportunities in bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare. In 2015, UNESCO designated San Antonio’s 18th century Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site – the first in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military, veterans and crucial military commands. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov.

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