The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.

Upcoming Holiday Closure: 

  • Wed. Nov. 23: Gridley, Durham, Oroville and Chico will be closing at 5:00pm
  • Thurs. Nov. 24 and Fri. Nov. 25: All locations will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • Branches will resume normal hours on Sat. Nov. 26.
  • Library Administration and Literacy Services will resume normal hours on Mon. Nov. 28

Homework Help and Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow

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All California residents now have access to Brainfuse HelpNow free online tutoring. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems. Live tutors are available 24 hours a day via any device that connects to the internet. Brainfuse offers assistance in math, science, language arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. 

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support

Get started with your learning!

California State Library Parks Passes are available!

Butte County Library is now providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library card holders. 
Learn more and request a pass today:

The Palace Project

Tired of searching multiple eBook apps for the title you want? Download Palace and search all the library’s collections in one app! Search, browse, download and read, across all the library collections, all in one seamless experience. Learn more!

eResource Changes: Udemy and Overdrive App

If you have questions, contact us.

Overdrive will be discontinuing the Overdrive App in early 2023. Some good news, when you log into Libby with their Library Card and PIN, all of your holds and checkouts will effortlessly transfer over.

Note: Libby and the Overdrive Website are not going away. *

Learn how to switch to Libby
Explore other eBook options

We will be discontinuing Udemy in Butte County, Thanksgiving 2022 (11/24). If you are using Udemy, we encourage you to start with our other eLearning resources and we encourage you to complete any current Udemy courses before it is discontinued.

Check out other eResource options
Check out other eLearning options


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