Richmond County Public Library

Best Homeschooling Resources

Best Homeschooling/ Self-Help Resources for Children & Adults

Universal Class

(Free with Richmond County Public Library card)

Enjoy over 500 FREE courses in a variety of subjects, including homeschooling (over 45 online courses), career training (over 100 courses), teacher resources (over 65 courses), computer training (over 50 courses), crafts & hobbies (over 70 courses), office skills (over 100 courses), parenting and family (over 45 courses), web development (over 35 courses), test preparation (over 35 courses) and much more. Courses can be taken for credit (with quizzes at the end of each lesson) or just video only (no quizzes).

Transparent Language Online

(Free with your Richmond County Public Library card)

Free language lessons in over 140 languages including English and ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 languages, plus Citizenship Prep.


(Free with your Richmond County Public Library card)

hoopla is a vast collection of over 800,00 audio books, e-books, movies, music, comics, and television programs. They offer several categories of homeschooling book and video materials, such as Homeschool with hoopla Grades K-4 , Homeschool with hoopla Grades 5-8, Homeschool with hoopla Audiobooks, and Homeschooling Resources (Movie & Television).

The following sites are available free without a library card….

Khan Academy: Free Online Courses, Lessons, and Practice

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Sal Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators (Wikipedia). They offer a video overview of their content here.

Bring the World to Your Classroom (PBS)

VPM and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.

Best Free Homeschooling Resources 2021 (TechRadar)

This guide offers sections on both the best American and British free resources for homeschooling, as of March, 2020.

2023 Educational Website Awards (

Virginia Department of Education: Home Instruction

Virginia’s official guide to laws, regulations, and resources for homeschooling.

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