ELGIN – Elgin Community Library recently launched Brainfuse, an online service that offers tutoring for students, coaching for job seekers and navigators to help veterans access benefits and educational opportunities.
“Brainfuse has been a very popular service around the country, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide it to the people in our communities,” Library Director Leslie Durham said in a news release.
The service is available through public libraries across the state, thanks to a statewide contract purchased by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan Act and Oklahoma’s federal library funds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Brainfuse is available through the library’s website and can be accessed anywhere, anytime with an internet connection.
The library offers three different Brainfuse services:
• Homework HelpNow is a suite of tutoring services for a wide range of academic needs. Live tutoring is available from 1 to 11 p.m.
Self-study tools are available 24/7, and collaborative tools let students form their own study groups.
Students can also use the secure file-sharing feature in the Writing Lab to submit writing assignments to tutors at any time.
Brainfuse’s full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading and writing as well as college preparatory tests, including the SAT.
• JobNow supports every step of the job search process.
Online coaching is available from 1 to 11 p.m. to assist with resume and cover letter preparation and help with preparations for interviews. Users will also find 24/7 access to a library of resources.
• VetNow helps veterans and their families apply for benefits from local, state and federal programs. It also provides academic tutoring and employment transition assistance.
Navigators are available from 1 to 11 p.m. daily to help veterans connect with services.
To access Brainfuse, visit the library or log on to www.elginlibrary.org.