Online Learning and Training
In January 2005, the LA County Library established Live Homework Help with a generous donation from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The program has received additional direct support from the Ahmanson Foundation, Sony Corporation, Bank of America and City National Bank, as well as the County Library Foundation.
Live Homework, which is free to LA County Library cardholders, is not a database program. Library patrons work with real tutors who provide real-time, online instructional help.
From its launch in 2006 through August 2014, Live Homework Help has served more than 320,680 elementary, high school and college students and still continues to serve these students today.
The program has saved parents and users more than $11.2 million, based on an average national rate of $35 per session.
The Library has received generous promotional support from the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Clear Channel Radio and its partner, Azusa Pacific University.