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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Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

Looking at the African-American experience from 1619 on.

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Encyclopedia of Body Adornment

All cultures try to change their look to create an expression of beauty, status and more.

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

From types of clouds to polar lows and acid rain. 

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Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior

Explores the medical, social, legal and political issues related to addictions.

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Encyclopedia of Management

Management in theory and in application is explored in this broad encyclopedia of business.

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The encyclopedia looks at the singers, songs, producers etc. Albums are rated.

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Encyclopedia of Religion in America

Entries on the various religious movements and religions since colonial America.

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Encyclopedia of Small Business

Two volumes packed with guidance for the start up and established small business owner.

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Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations

This book addresses the numerous national movements of ethnic groups around the world seeking independence, more self-rule, or autonomy.

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Discovered in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have raised many questions. This covers the scrolls and the history of the scrolls.

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Encyclopedia of the Vampire

From Varney in 1845 to Twilight, vampires fill us with dread and fascination.

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Explore: Dinosaur

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

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A family history website started by the Latter-day Saints for people doing genealogical research.

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Fashion, Costume and Culture

Fashion around the world and through the ages is documented in this encyclopedia.

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Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA is where students apply for various federal educational aid packages.

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Folklore is as old as man and as young as today. The encyclopedia looks at folklore and legends from around the world and across the centuries.

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Food in Context

Looks at food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

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Freegal Music

Access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos.