Online Databases

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, 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.
  • 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 Virtual Reference Library has a small collection of reference titles to view online or download from Arts to Medical Encyclopedia to Alternative Energy.
  • 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.
  • Newsbank
    • *America’s News  – providing a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues (requires library card to access offsite)
    • *Wellington Daily News – including issues from 2001 and forward (requires library card to access offsite)
    • *Wichita Eagle News Collection – articles dating from 1984 to current (requires library card to access offsite)
  • 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.