With OverDrive/KY Libraries Unbound, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card!

Commonwealth Journal

Digitized copies of the Commonwealth Journal. These records can be accessed outside the Library. Contains the following newspapers: Commonwealth Journal (1966-1996), Commonwealth (1920-1965), Somerset Journal (1924-1965), and the Central Record (1935). There is also a search function that allows you to search for keywords within the articles.


Please note that Ancestry.com cannot be accessed outside the Library.
The following resources require pre-registration on a Library computer to be accessed outside the Library:

  • Cypress Resumes

  • KYVL (this includes NoveList)

  • Learning Express Library

  • Reference USA

  • ABC Mouse

  • NewsBank (library card number required)

ABC Mouse

ABCmouse.com teaches numbers, addition and subtraction, shapes, patterns, measurements, and more! Our games and creative activities make math fun while giving young learners the practice they need to build a strong foundation for success.

Access World News

Find information on Kentucky, global issues and events, education, political and social issues and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the Commonwealth Journal, USA Today, and international sources.



Ancestry.com is a subscription-based genealogy research website and DNA product with over 16 billion records online.
Ancestry.com is available on Library computers ONLY, it cannot be accessed from home.

A-Z Food World

A to Z World Foods is the only food database that covers food culture and traditional recipes for 174 countries. It's divided into six catagories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and trivia. 9000 food photos, 6000 recipes, articles and more! Mobile friendly for your tablet, laptop, or smart phone.

You'll just need your library card for access to this database.



Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume, an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
Available to patrons for free from inside the Library or at our branches.
Available from home after setting up an account within the Library.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers a collection of reference eBooks  containing the following subjects: art, biography, business, education, environment, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, social science, and technology.


Knowledge City

Currently, KnowledgeCity offers over 12,000 online video tutorials in Business Skills, Computer Software, Safety, Compliance, as well as a collection of Finance Courses. For organizations, large or small in search of a more efficient method of training your employees, KnowledgeCity’s online video training has exactly what you’re looking for.
You MUST have a Library card and pin number to access this database.
This database CAN be accessed outside the Library.

KYVL (KY Virtual library)

KYVL provides access to over 60 encyclopedias, full text and citation databases as well as test prep and skill-building resources, how to do research tutorials and more.
Contact the Reference desk (606-679-8401) for your ID and password to use KYVL at home.


Learning Express Library

A testing site, take practice exams for college prep, careers, and high school equivalency (GED), among others.
You just register once at the Reference desk and can use your login anywhere! At home, in the library or on the go!

Mango Languages

Mango Languages creates lovable language-learning experiences with over 70 languages available!
Mango Languages can be accessed while in the Library building or from home. All you need is your Library card number. You also have the option to create an account so that you may keep track of your progress.



NoveList is a source for assisting fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. It includes information on more than 150,000 titles, including authors, publication information, subjects, book reviews, discussion guides, and feature articles.

Reference USA

Reference USA is an internet based reference service designed for use as a reference and research tool for students, job seekers, and researchers.
Available for use outside the Library with Library card number.


Scholastic Teachables

Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond (for grades Pre-K through 8th).
This database is available inside the Library and each branch and is also available outside the Library with your Library card number.

To access INSIDE the Library, click on the link below that corresponds to your current branch location:
Main Burnside Nancy
Science Hill Shopville