We offer the following services to help with your homework and research needs.
- Brainfuse SkillSurfer
This service helps students address academic needs that run deeper than homework help. With Skills Building, Brainfuse tutors help students master core academic skills through state-aligned lessons, covering various grade levels and academic topics. In addition to live help, the SkillSurfer learning library contains thousands of video lessons, quizzes, and tests to help students master academic concepts.
- Live Homework Tutoring from Brainfuse
Live help from 3-11 PM and 24/7 access allow students to receive live, one-on-one assistance from tutors in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Skills-building sessions are also available for students who have academic needs that extend beyond homework help. Tutoring is available in English and in Spanish.
- Online Writing Assistance
Live Writing Assistance: Patrons receive live writing assistance from tutors in the Brainfuse online classroom. Premium Writing Lab: Students receive an unmatched level of analysis. Patrons submit papers via Brainfuse’s secure file sharing feature (no email address required) and writing experts carefully analyze each paper with respect to voice, word choice, content, sentence fluency, and organization.
Are you a high school student interested in:
- Earning volunteer hours?
- Enhancing your college application or resume?
- Helping your community?
- Providing input on what books to obtain for the library?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join one of the Young Adult Advisory Boards of Fort Bend County Libraries. Current branches hosting YA Advisory Boards are listed below:
- George Memorial Library in Richmond
- University Branch Library in Sugar Land
- Sienna Branch Library in Missouri City
- Cinco Ranch Branch Library in Katy
- Mission Bend Branch Library in Houston
For more information, please contact the respective branch you are interested in joining.
Adult Services staff members are available at the Reference or Information Services desks to assist you in locating information, books, and materials and for providing reader’s advisory assistance. Tours and training opportunities for groups are available upon request; call your local branch for more information.
A variety of materials, including books, magazines, videos, books on CD, music CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs may be checked out or used in the library for your learning and recreational needs. Books, music and videos may also be checked out online through one of our electronic resources such as OverDrive, Cloud Library, and Hoopla.
Computers are available in the Adult Services Department to access the Internet, the library catalog, databases for research, and productivity tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, and Access. A Spanish-interface computer and a Kurzweil Reader software are available at George Memorial Library only. Computers may be reserved online.
Some items are not available at all library locations. Contact your local library to find out more information.
- Large-print collection
- Foreign-language collection
- limited FBISD high school text books
- College catalogs
- Local and Out-of-town newspapers
- Local and Out-of-town telephone directories
- Legal Aids - Contracts, wills, forms, etc.
- Microfilm Newspaper Collection - including the Herald Coaster (1920s - current) - At George Memorial Library
- Adult Basic Education collection