College Preparation

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.


The 2021-22 FAFSA form is now available at

Fill it out ASAP to get as much financial aid as possible.

Visit HERE for FAFSA workshops from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Visit for tips and videos on completing FAFSA.


Seniors in high school may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.

Have you applied? Visit! The deadline is November 2nd.

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. Including:

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

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. These virtual tours have been uploaded to YouTube and offer you a chance to explore a campus from home. We hope to keep the conversation and interest going for the upcoming semesters as teens have to find a different way to explore colleges that interest them.


Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.