College Preparation


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College Preparation:  Prepare for entry tests, find the right college, search for scholarships, and more.

Start here with your library card

Apply online to receive a Library Card Number that you can use immediately to access our eCollection and public computers.  This card number is good for 2 years.  Visit any Memphis Public Library with your documentation requirements listed below to check out physical items. (Customers age 13 and up are invited to apply online.)

Visit our Start Here page for more details on obtaining a Library Card.


Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use the Testing & Education Reference Center to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

Resource Guide


Scholarships, Fellowships, and loans directory

The Scholarships Fellowships, and Loan Directory provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Contact us for username/password if accessing outside of the Library


lynda.com training videos

Our Lynda.com service offers online training videos. All you need is your Library Card and PIN to get going.

Visit our Lynda.com page for more details.

Test prep: act

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other courses


Virtual Campus Tours

The Memphis Public Libraries wants to ensure that our local high school seniors and juniors have an outlet to view college campuses online. We have compiled a selection of Tennessee college virtual tours from YouTube. We hope to keep the conversation and interest going for the upcoming fall semester as teens have to find a different way to explore colleges that interest them.

Virtual HBCU Campus Tours

The Memphis Public Libraries wants to ensure that our local high school seniors and juniors have an outlet to view college campuses online. We have compiled a selection of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses from around the nation for you explore. These virtual tours have been uploaded to YouTube and offer you a chance to explore a campus from home. We hope this helps to keep the conversation and interest going for the upcoming fall semester as teens discover new ways to explore colleges that interest them.


Visit the library

We have books galore on preparing for college. Visit the library and ask your librarian.

We also offer many programs to help you prepare. Here is a list of upcoming College Prep programs.