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Back to SchoolImage of an apple and colored pencils atop a stack of books

It's that time again. Apples, pencils, notebook paper and homework! We have what you need to get back into the swing of things and help your student master the new school year.

Remember that one of the most important school supplies is a library card. Don't have a Phoenix Public Library card? Find out more about getting one for every member of the family.

Each library card holder can check out 35 items at one time. That's a lot of learning and fun! Find a Library location near you to get started.

​Graded Reading Lists

Looking for a grade level-specific reading list for your child? Here are some lists to start with as you find books that appeal to your child and your family. Choose a book that sounds fun!

Homework Help


Phoenix Public Library offers a collection of databases and online learning platforms that cover the subjects of history, language learning, social studies, science and more. Take a look at StudentHQ to see which eResources are especially useful for scholars of all ages.


Greater Phoenix Digital Library - eBooks, eAudio, eMusic and eVideo
Choose from over 100,000 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music albums (including John Grisham, Janet Evanovich and JK Rowling) to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer through the OverDrive app. Many titles available to read right in your browser or for temporary download, and automatic return eliminates all late fees.

Check out subject workbooks on Greater Phoenix Digital Library, as well.

Axis 360 - eBooks & eAudio
Choose from over 6,000 eBooks and audiobooks, (including a selection for kids) to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Automatic return eliminates all late fees.


Study Spaces

Group project on the horizon? Reserve a study room at a Phoenix Public Library location for free.

Have FunPhoto of children looking out a school bus window

Don't forget to have a little fun. Here are our suggestions on how to relax and enjoy the school year ahead.

Kids games

Browse a selection of online games chosen with kids and parents in mind.

Make a playlist, skim a magazine

Freegal - eMusic
Freegal is a music download and streaming service that allows each Phoenix Public Library card holder to download up to 5 songs per week in addition to streaming music up to 3 hours per day. Downloaded files do not expire.


Flipster is an easy to use, online newsstand.  Access Flipster's library of popular magazine titles from any computer, laptop, or mobile device that is connected to the internet and click on a magazine to view it immediately within your browser.  Users have access to a variety of popular titles including Entertainment WeeklyEssenceInStylePeopleSports Illustrated and many more!
Learn more about getting started​ with Flipster or go directly to the collection​. ​


With RBdigital, customers have unlimited access 300+ English and Spanish language magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. Magazines are displayed completely and in full color, just as you would see them in print. Create your Reading List and start flipping through those digital pages today!  

Learn more about getting started with RBdigital or go directly to the collection.​

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