Kansas residents, through the State Library of Kansas, have access to numerous online resources and databases. For the most part, these resources are free as long as your computer is connected in Kansas and/or you have a Kansas State Library card. For Newspapers.com, you will need a KS issued government ID (driver’s license). Need a State Library card? Stop by and see us at the Adult Circulation desk. We can quickly sign you up for free!

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out the State Library of Kansas for more online resources.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Source is a comprehensive collection of auto repair reference resources, with repair, maintenance, service, recall, and diagnostic information on most major domestic and imported vehicles. The content is created by ASE certified technicians and includes drawings, photos, videos, and step-by-step guides.
  • BookFLIX features animated talking picture books paired with a non-fiction book. 
  • Encyclopedia Britannica is a general information English language encyclopedia. It is regarded as one of the most scholarly encyclopedic resources. And now this great encyclopedia is online! It could be great for all those school research papers!
  • Gale Genealogy Connect is a collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications in searchable PDF format. Some records go as far back as 1600!
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library has a small collection of reference titles to view online or download from Arts to Medical Encyclopedia to Alternative Energy.
  • HeritageQuestis a genealogical resource to search federal census records (1790-1940), family and local histories, and more. Powered by ProQuest.
  • Learning Express Library. Explore over 1,000 different occupations and discover the career that’s best for you. Search local and national job and internship postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters and master interviewing skills. Get valuable job-search tips and advice at every step. Organize and track your job-search progress.
  • Mango has courses in over 40 languages. Creating a user name and password is optional, but doing so will allow you to pick up where you left off between learning sessions.
  • Medline Plus is the National Library of Medicine’s health information website for patients, families and other consumers.
  • Newspapers.com is a service from the KS Historical Society. With your KS Driver’s License and birthdate, you’ll be able to browse and search numerous newspapers digitally from all over Kansas.
  • NoveList Plus allows users to explore authors or a specific book to discover read-a-like recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, and more.
  • TumbleBooks for Kids is a service that reads books aloud. There are also read along ebooks, games, and videos. No software or login required.