Service Announcement

  • All KCPL locations will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remain closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Clendenin Branch hours are changing for the winter.
  • Pop-Up Library Service will end for the season on Wednesday, November 30th.

Digital Resources

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American Civil War Reference Library

Covering the Civil War in 5 volumes, this is a great starting point for research on the events and people in the war.


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American Decades 1900-1999

The 20th century’s history, popular culture, economics and so much more.

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American Decades 2000-2009

The first decade of this century’s history, popular culture, economics and so much more.

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American Eras Pre-1600 to 1899

Examines American history up to the 20th century covering history, popular culture, economics and so much more.

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Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Explore ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions.


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Ancient Greece and Rome

Explore the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context has magazine articles, book chapters, images and more on almost 600,000 people.

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Career Information Center

This resource is useful for student career papers and adults exploring careers.

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Celtic Mythology

This resource highlights how Celtic people are more than only Ireland. They are ranged across Europe, and their mythology is more than modern ideas about druids.

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Checks and Balances

Explore the inner workings of the federal government and how the executive, legislative and judicial branches have changed over time.

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Chemical Elements 2nd

Great for papers on elements – discusses the discovery, science and uses of each element.

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Disasters, Accidents, and Crisis in American History

Fires, floods, rebellions, explosions, collapses and more are recounted.

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DK Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado

An illustrated guide to extreme weather.

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DK Eyewitness: Volcano & Earthquake

An illustrated guide to how earthquakes and volcanoes occur.

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Early Civilizations in the Americas

Explore pre-Columbian history of both North, Central and South America.

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Searchable database of magazines, journals and newspapers

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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

Looking at the African-American experience from 1619 on.

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Explore: Dinosaur

An illustrated guide to dinosaurs with links to special information online.