As central Ohio students head back to school, their backpacks soon will be laden with homework.

Fear not: All 23 of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Homework Help Centers reopened Aug. 15.

The centers offer free homework help to students in grades K-12, thanks to staff members and volunteers. Students can take advantage of study space as well as computers, printers, library materials and research tools.

Each center's hours vary based on local school dismissal times. Hours of operation are:

3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Canal Winchester, Driving Park, Franklinton, Livingston, New Albany, Northside (at Hubbard Mastery School), Whitehall

3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 3-6 p.m. Friday
Dublin, Gahanna, Karl Road, Main Library, Marion-Franklin, Martin Luther King, Northern Lights (at Brookhaven High School), Parsons, Shepard, Whetstone

3:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 3-6 p.m. Friday
Hilliard

4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 3-6 p.m. Friday
Hilltop, Linden, Reynoldsburg, South High, Southeast

For more information, call 614-645-2275 or go to columbuslibrary.org/hhc.