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Lifelong Education and Learning

Lifelong education and learning opportunities made available through the Fairfax County Public Library. Last Updated: May 31, 2024 9:40 AM

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Free Webinars for Parents
    Attend free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed. All webinars are FREE to parents, educators and community members.
  • Parent Resource Center Library
    The Parent Resource Center Lending Library contains over 10,000 books, eBooks, DVDs and CDs on topics related to parenting and educating all children including those with learning challenges, mental health concerns, special needs and disabilities.
  • Return to School — Frequently Asked Questions for Families
    Questions and answers about the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Technology Support for Families
    To support families who are working with their children during virtual learning, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has launched the Parent Technology Help Desk. Find out how to help your student log into Blackboard and Google Meet for their virtual classes and how to get help.


Resources on homeschooling for parents and guardians.

You may also be interested in Homework Resources and Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools. For online practice tests and tutorials for students, see LearningExpress Library.

Private Schools

Use these resources to help in your search for a private school for your child:

Profiles and Statistics for Public Schools

Resources for those who are moving or would like to see statistics on local schools.

  • Best High Schools
    U.S. News and World Report ranks public high schools nationally and by state. Special features rank best charter, magnet and STEM schools across the nation.
  • Virginia School Quality Profiles
    Provides report cards for individual schools, school divisions and the state. Information includes student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics.

Special Education

Information on special education services for children with disabilities.

Find a Tutor for Your Child

You may also like LearningExpress Library for online practice tests and tutorials for students.


Fairfax County Public Library does not provide tutoring. However, other resources are available:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools — Tutor List
    FCPS maintains a list of qualified, paid tutors. The 2023-2024 School Year Tutor List will be available mid-September and updated monthly. Send an email to to request a copy.
  • GIVE — Free Online Tutoring for K-7 Students
    Many branches host regular, free tutoring sessions for K-7 grade students provided by high-school student volunteers with the nonprofit organization, Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education. Students can register here or see the library's event calendar for the next GIVE tutoring sessions at library branches. For more information on GIVE tutoring services, visit the GIVE website or email them at

Online Tutoring Resource

The library has access to live, online tutoring for students in grades K-12:

  • Brainfuse HelpNow
    HelpNow's Live Tutoring provides live, online tutoring and homework help for students in grades K-12.
    HelpNow’s Writing Lab provides assistance and feedback in virtual study spaces.
    Tutors are available every day in English and Spanish from 2 p.m to 11 p.m. Provided by the Library of Virginia. A library card is required for use outside the library.

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs)

The Standards of Learning (SOL) describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12.

You may also be interested in Homework Resources.

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