eLibrary

KCPL’s Digital Library is made possible by support from Eastern Shore Regional Library and the Maryland State Library.

Using the Digital Library

When using the Digital Library, you may be asked to enter your library card number. It is located on the back of your library card. Enter it without spaces or punctuation.

If you do not know your library card number, contact us for assistance.

If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a temporary card online.

Video tutorials are available for many Digital Library resources. If you have questions or need help, please let us know.


App Store IconGoogle Play Icon Mobile apps are available for several of these resources. After downloading the app, use your library card number to set up your free account.


April 2021 - KCPL Cares Kindle Giveaway Resources

If you participated in the April KCPL Cares Kindle giveaway, these tutorials will help you get started with your new Kindle Fire 7:

If you have other questions, please let us know.


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Read, Listen & Watch

Overdrive
Overdrive
Download eBooks and digital audiobooks. Check out limit: 6 items at a time. If an item has a waiting list, you can place a hold. If you finish with an item before its return date, please return it early to make it available for others.

For young readers, visit the eReading Room for Kids.

If you need help:

Libby App for Overdrive
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Overdrive Magazines
Download digital magazines. Always available with no check out limit.

Hoopla
Hoopla
Movies, television shows, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and music available to stream or download to your device. Always available. Check out limit: 8 items per month.

If you need help:

Hoopla Digital App
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The Star Democrat
Star Democrat
Online archives from November 16, 2005 to the present.

Kent County News
Kent County News
Online archives from November 30, 2006 to the present.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
Public Domain eBooks

LibriVox
LibriVox
Public Domain audiobooks

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Online Classes

Adult Learning Center
Adult Learning Center
GED Prep, live tutoring, career resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, and Microsoft Office Skills Series.

Creative Bug
Creative Bug
Thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Gale Courses
Gale Courses
FREE ONLINE CLASSES! Hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses run 6 weeks with two lessons released each week.

Niche Academy
Niche Academy
Short, simple tutorials for a variety of Digital Library resources, as well as basic computer skills. Available 24/7 when in-person assistance isn’t readily available!

Mango App
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Mango Languages
Mango
Award-winning interactive language learning program with over 70 world languages.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Online practice tests including: AP, SAT, ASVAB, real estate, civil service, and military exams. Scholarship search, test prep books, and career tools.

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Reading Recommendations

Books & Authors
Books & Authors
Connect with books and authors that match your interests. Browse by genre, author, award-winning books and more or search for read-alike titles for your favorite books.

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus
Book recommendations based on personal reading style and interests. Includes book reviews and lists.

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Genealogy & Family History

Ancestry
Ancestry Plus
Census records, vital records, directories, and other genealogy resources. This resource is temporarily available for off-site access through December 31st.

Genealogy Connect
Genealogy Connect
Hundreds of unique family history sources, as well as guidance and tips on the research process.

HeritageQuest
Heritage Quest
Census records, Freedman's Bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories, and more.

Chesapeake Heartland
Chesapeake Heartland Digital Archive
Chesapeake Heartland is an innovative and interactive public archive that aims to digitize, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland and beyond. It is a collaboration between the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington College, Sumner Hall, Kent Cultural Alliance, and Kent County Public Library.

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General Information & Research

Chilton Library
Chilton Library
Auto repair manuals for thousands of vehicles. Includes service and repair notifications, as well as sample tests for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Articles and resources on topics relevant to educators from preschool to college level, including administrators.

Grzimek's Animal Life
Grzimek's Animal Life
Updated edition of the classic encyclopedia of animal life.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Detailed information on countries and dependencies around the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Detailed information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States.

Gale Academic OneFile Select
Gale Academic OneFile Select
Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles on everything from art and literature to economics and science.

Gale General OneFile
Gale General OneFile
Articles of general interest from a wide variety of sources, inclcuding major newspapers and popular magazines.

Gale OneFile: News
Gale OneFile: News
Articles from selected national, regional, and local newspapers, as well as transcripts from radio and TV broadcasts.

Masterfile
Masterfile
Thousands of magazines, reference books, and primary sources covering general interest, business, health, science, education, hobbies, and much more.


Consumer Reports
Reviews, reports, and research based on unbiased product testing, as well as consumer education and investigative journalism designed to provide consumers with transparency and fairness in the marketplace. Provided via MasterFile Premier from EBSCO.

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For Students

Beanstack
Beanstack
Earn virtual badges by completing online reading and activity challenges! Sign up for curated book recommendations for readers ages 0-8.

Beanstack App
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Bookflix
Bookflix
Video storybooks paired with nonfiction eBooks.

Brainfuse HelpNow
FREE ONLINE TUTORS! Brainfuse
Live online tutors available for K-12 homework help

Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Collection of magazines, newspapers, and other resources for high school students

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits
Collection of age-appropriate resources designed to meet research needs and help develop research skills in K-5 students

Muzzy
Muzzy
Multimedia, multilingual, multi-platform, and multi-awarded language learning course for children.

Muzzy App
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Download the app to use Muzzy on a phone or tablet. Check out How to Use Muzzy Club for info how to enter the library’s credentials into the app.

If you need help:

Gale In Context: Middle School
Gale In Context: Middle School
Collection of magazines, newspapers, and other resources for middle school students

Gale In Context: High School
Gale In Context: High School
Collection of resources for student research in multiple subject areas

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InfoTrac Collections

Gale OneFile: Agriculture  Gale OneFile: Business  Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media  Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice  Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies  Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory  Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship  Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy  Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture  Gale OneFile: Gender Studies  Gale OneFile: Home Improvement  Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism  Gale OneFile: Information Science

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability  Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management  Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence  Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health  Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines  Gale OneFile: Psychology  Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy  Gale OneFile: Science  Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Gale OneFile: U.S. History  Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers  Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism  Gale OneFile: World History


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