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Homework Help


HelpNow offers live help with your homework, either at the Library or from anywhere with your Bettendorf Library card! Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.

HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where, after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz. Both the student and the tutor can view the quiz questions and the corresponding student answers for an intensive test prep which may include loading lessons on to the whiteboard.

All live tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed as well as shared with others.



Explora Primary Schools is a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework; easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora Primary School

Explora Educator's Edition includes articles from magazines and reference books, searchable  by reading levels, educator support materials such as ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities and rubrics.

Explora Educator's Edition


LOTE4Kids is a library eResource that allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. You can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages, together with English translations.

LOTE Online for Kids is provided by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.


Online Encyclopedias

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.  

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, and maps. 

World Book Encyclopedia

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Opposing Viewpoints includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites

Opposing Viewpoints

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online offers instruction in over 100 languages, allowing you to either brush up on your foreign language skills or learn a new language from scratch. Bettendorf Public Library cardholders have unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos.


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TumbleBooks also includes National Geographic videos to watch and games to play that go along with the books.

The 2023-2024 annual subscription for TumbleBooks is sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and funded by gifts in memory of Dr. Carl H. Rowley, an avid reader and frequent patron of the Bettendorf Library