Electronic Resources

All of the library's electronic resources are on this page arranged by category:

Check out some of our most popular electronic resources. This space may change from time to time. Scroll down to see all categories.

Consumer Reports logoConsumer Reports offers unbiased product testing on consumer appliances and devices.

Tutor.com logo Tutor.com offers live tutors for multiple topics from 2:00pm-12:00am EST.

Hoopla Logo Hoopla is a digital library that offers books, graphic novels, movies, and more.

Lynda Logo Lynda.com provides video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative and business skills.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online reference shelf with full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.

Lynda logo Lynda.com provides video courses taught by industry experts in business, creative, and software skills.

Tumblebook logo TumbleBooks offers ebooks for children K-5

Hoopla Logo Hoopla is a digital library that offers books, graphic novels, movies, and more.

Mango logo Mango Languages teaches practical conversation skills in over 70 languages.

OverDrive logo OverDrive offers e-books, audiobooks, and more.


America's Genealogy Bank LogoAmerica's Genealogy Bank, provided by Newsbank, offers access to genealogical records from 1690 to present day.

HeritageQuest logoHeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasure of American genealogical sources.

Ancestry LogoAncestry.com is an online family history resource with billions of genealogical and historical records. Ancestry is only available inside the library.

World Vital Records logoMyHeritage is a collection of resources centered on vital records.


Career Prep The Job and Career Accelerator resouce offers tools to build cover letters, resumes and interview tips. This is a KYVL Resource. See below for KYVL credentials.

Career Prep Career Prep, from LearningExpress Library, offers guidance on resume building and interview tips. There are also practice exams for different occupations. This is a KYVL Resource. See below for KYVL credentials.

ProQuest Proquest Career and Technical Education is the definitive source for technical information. This resource has more than 600 titles providing quick access on virtually any technical topic.

Kentucky Virtual Library Resources

KYVL resources require a username and password to use outside the library.

Username: scott#public

Password: plantpower#20

KYVL logo Click the logo to open KYVL resources.


Access World News logo Access World News contains a variety of publications from across the world.

Lex. Herald Leader LogoThe Lexington Herald Leader, provided by Access World News, is archived all the way back to 1983.

America's Historical Newspaper logo America's Historical Newspaper lets you search and browse hundreds of US newspapers published from 1690 all the way to the 20th century.

Proquest Logo Proquest offers Alt-Presswatch, a resource with full-text and magazines from alternative, independent presses.

Reader's Advisory

Need a new book or author to read? Check out our Reader's Advisory resources that will suggest new titles, author, and series you might enjoy. 

Bookbrowse logo Bookbrowse offers reader advisory resources

Bookbrowse logo Novelist offers an easy to use site that will suggest books, series, authors based on titles you have already read. This is a KYVL resource, see the KYVL resources category above for username and password.