Student Zones provide K-12 students with dedicated spaces in 38 neighborhood libraries to access laptops, internet, 200+ academic subscription databases, printing, school supplies, and in-person homework help and referrals. During COVID-related closures, the Library began offering the Virtual Student Zone that allows any K-12 student to reserve a 30-minute session with a homework helper online between 3 and 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 2 and 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Student Zones also provides part-time employment, training, and professional development to young adults who typically serve as homework helpers. Homework helpers usually live in the communities of the libraries that they support.
Student Zones at the Los Angeles Public Library are supported by the generosity of:
- Edythe Broad Technology Fund for Students
- The Council of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles/Literary Feasts
- The Cecile and Fred Bartman Foundation
- The Sanders Charitable Fund
- Victoria Foote Endowed Fund
- The Duttenhaver Fund at National Philanthropic Trust
- Bank of the West
- Lynn Strasburg Miller Fund
- Aviva Weiner
- Judith Fiskin
- Simone Forti