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Online Books and Reading

  • ComicsPlus – COMING SOON

  • Explore the world of comics, graphic novels, and manga with a collection of materials for any and every age group, including award-winning titles and authors.

  • K-8 eBook Collection

  • Ebooks covering topics such as agriculture, American history, anthropology, education, geography, history of the Americas, language, leisure, literature, recreation, science and technology.

  • NoveList

  • Novelist is an electronic readers’ advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.

  • TeenBookCloud

  • TeenBookCloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.

  • TumbleBook Library

  • TumbleBook Library is a collection of videos and chapter books geared towards K – 6 students that are free to access online. These include storybooks, read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, videos, puzzles & games, and many more.

Career & Life Planning

  • Career & Technical Education

  • More than 500 full text titles on vocational and technical topics, including: computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

  • Career Explorer Tool

  • A free, online platform to explore the career pathways available within the Commonwealth. Choosing a career can be intimidating, and this tool makes it easier for users to narrow down thousands of occupations to the ones that specifically match their interests and abilities. The tool is designed to help Kentuckians explore careers based on various criteria: Expected Knowledge, Skills & Abilities; Desired Salary; Major or Certification; and Desired Occupation.

  • Career Preparation

  • Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve workplace skills here.

  • Consumer Health Complete

  • Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine plus the Clinical Reference System and drug monographs.

  • Job & Career Accelerator

  • Job & Career Accelerator provides tools and resources for resume and cover letter writing, as well as easy job search and application steps.

Education & Learning

  • Adult Core Skills

  • Adult Core Skills helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

  • College Students

  • Resources to help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

  • Computer Skills Center

  • Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

  • Educate Station

  • Educate Station offers ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school. Perfect for homeschooling families or working with students who need extra practice in subjects. The content is created by a team of experienced and passionate educators from across the United States.

  • Universal Classes

  • Universal Classes is a website that has hundreds of video-based courses on a variety of fun and unique subjects. Log in to your personal account, choose a subject you want to start learning or brush up your skills in, and take the class. Access to the website is provided free by your Casey County Public Library with a library card.

  • LearningExpress Library

  • LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.


  • Alt-Press Watch

  • The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 230 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

  • Genealogy research tool that provides patrons access to a wide range of primary resources for genealogical and historical research. Includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. On-site access only.

  • Britannica Academic Edition

  • Combines Encyclopdia Britannica and Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, plus magazines and periodicals, an atlas, biographies, e-books, and other tools.

  • Explora Educator’s Edition

  • Educator’s Edition Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

  • Explora For Public Libraries

  • Search inferface for public libraries which combines encyclopedias, magazines, journals, newspapers, biographies, primary sources and more.

  • Newspaper Source

  • Cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers plus television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

  • Open Access Initiative

  • More than 1,300 titles with a focus on the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. Browse the collection, then click the large Download button to access a title. DO NOT click Off-campus Download for UK only.

  • Opposing Viewpoints

  • An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.

  • TOPICsearch

  • Database of 90,000 full-text articles from diverse sources to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

Test Prep

Kentucky Virtual Library

Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a collection of databases for all ages provided by the state of Kentucky. At this time, it contains over 60 databases on a variety of subjects. KYVL is accessible from within the library or from home with the current login and password. Please contact the library for current login information for access from home. Click here to see an alphabetical list of all the databases.