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Brainfuse – Free at the Burbank Library: “It’s like instant messaging with a fully qualified tutor”

If your kids need a tutor and you don’t know where to turn, or you can’t afford to hire one…explore the help provided by Burbank Public Library for FREE with your library card: HelpNow powered by Brainfuse.


Need some help with homework?
HelpNow, by Brainfuse

It’s like instant messaging with a fully qualified tutor–you sign in (you need a library card to access this service), you choose what grade (K-12 as well as adult learners) and what subject, and a message pops up in the box: “How can I help you today?” Share your math problem or your grammar question and get professional help from a Live-scanned, fully vetted, subject- and age-appropriate tutor. Live academic assistance is available seven days a week, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

But that’s not all…

If you are weak in a subject, you can do skills-building sessions;

  • You can upload a paper to the Writing Lab and get constructive feedback within 24 hours;
  • You can create custom flash cards, or access flash card sets created by others;
  • You can get language support in Spanish;
  • You can prepare for the GED, as well as prep for citizenship in the Adult Learning Center.

To find HelpNow, go to our website ( and click on “databases” at the right. Just one of the 100 reasons to visit your library! (online)

Happy studying!