Digital Library

All of our databases are provided at no cost to you. If you're looking to relax with a good eBook, or you need a new movie for family night, some good tunes for the morning jog, or an audiobook for the ride to work, look no further. Need to find out how to replace a belt on your vehicle, or need help on your research paper? We're here for you!

Musicmagazinesmovieslanguage learningeBookscomic bookskid's booksaudiobooksprofessional articlesgraphic novelsresumesbusiness research, and so much more. With a little bit of everything, we definitely have Something for Everyone!  

Click a link and enjoy.


ABCmouse.com

The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 - 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music, totalling over 450 lessons, ABCmouse.com is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online!. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! 

Accessible only through your local branch.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ABCMOUSE.COM FOR LIBRARIES

Abdo Digital

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks, 70 interactive books accredited for use with SMART Boards, sports and curricular digital databases, and Go Reader audio books.  Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information below
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ABDO DIGITAL
Username: MCPLS
Password: star12

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a genealogy company that operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the U.S. and nine foreign countries.  It develops genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services.  As of June 2012, the company provided access to more than 10 billion records, 38 million family trees.

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ANCESTRY.COM

Britannica Library

Here you will find the award-winning Britannica Digital Learning databases that are now available to you. Separated by Elementary, Middle, & High School, as well as divided up into sections for teens, adults, general reference, academic and more. You're sure to be able to find what you're looking for.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available upon request.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER BRITANNICA LIBRARY

Capstone Interactive

With a wide selection of high-quality titles all supported by natural-voice audio and unlimited circulations for your little learner, you can feel confident that you, the parent, you, the student, or you, the educator, will all be delighted with what's to offer. From non-fiction to fiction, biographies and age appropriate comic books. With titles like: Sports Illustrated for Kids, Batman - The Dark Knight, DC Super Pets, Captain Cold, The Flash, The Cheetah, this database has incredible choices for your young reader.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CAPSTONE INTERACTIVE

Computer & Internet Basics

If you are new to computers, basic applications, or the internet, then this section is for you. Do you know what computer skills you need? Technology Competencies for Public Access Computing defines the basic skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to keep your public computing program humming.The Patron Assistance section covers most of the foundational skills for any computer user, whether public or personal.

Accessible through any local branch or remotely through this portal.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER COMPUTER AND INTERNET BASICS

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an American magazine published since 1930 by Consumers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy. Presented through the Kentucky Virtual Library, this powerful search tool can help you make a buying decision on nearly any item.

Accessible through any local branch or remotely through this portal.
KYVL login may be required and is provided at request.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONSUMER REPORTS SEARCH

Cypress Resume Builder

Cypress Resume is our online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. While incredibly simple to use, it is also incredibly powerful and highly customizable. Quickly and easily create a great looking resume as you are guided through the step-by-step process. Entering your information is as easy as typing in the labeled box, and letting Cypress compile and build all your information for you. Need to stop in the middle to head to an interview? Don't worry! After creating an account with your email address, you can save your resume in the cloud and pick up right where you left off. It's never been easier to create the perfect resume to help you sell yourself to the employer that needs you.

Accessible through any local branch or remotely through this portal.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CYPRESS RESUME BUILDER

Dict. of American Family Names

The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. 

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FAMILY NAMES

Freading eBooks

Freading is an eBook download service offered through your library.  It offers access to over 20,000 titles, including publications from Sterling, Sourcebooks, Workman, Kensington, and more.  The service offers an easy-to-use interface, regularly added new titles, and compatibility with most popular eBook reading devices.  Patrons are allotted the use of five (5) tokens per week to access titles within the service, which scale based on popularity and demand from one (1) to four (4).

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FREADING EBOOKS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES

Freegal Music

The best just got better! Freegal Music is our downloadable music service.  In addition to the 7 free downloads you get a week, we now offer unlimited ad free streaming 24 hours a day! There's already pre-created playlists for 70's, 80's, 90's, rock, blues, jazz, Grammy's Award nominees, top 40 and more to start listining now; as well as the ability to create your own awesome playlists!

With access to over 10 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, there's never a loss of something to listen to.  In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.  There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FREEGAL MUSIC
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES

GVRL

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers access to thousands of eBooks on just about any topic imaginable. It is one of the largest online collections of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources available. The database is fully searchable across all files based on topic. If you're looking for a good college, needing advice on allergies, looking for a biography on the Dalai Lama,  or writing a research paper, this is the database to get you where you want to go. 

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely by entering bent_rpa into the prompt.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Online provides patrons with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.  Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library.  Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.  With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online gives any library the opportunity to tap into one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER HERITAGE QUEST

Hoopla Digital

Free? Free! hoopla is an innovative new service that we have partnered with to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles for FREE. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.
Why hoopla? From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - they also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.
No hassles. The hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. There are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later and best of all, there are never any late fees!

Accessible anywhere with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER HOOPLA DIGITAL
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR AMAZON DEVICES

Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information.  By offering equitable access to quality library resources, we partner with Kentucky's educational institutions as supporters of information literacy and lifelong learning.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available upon request.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY

LearningExpress

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed.  Each Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.  Looking to land a job?  You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER LEARNINGEXPRESS

Mango Languages

Learning a language should be fun!  Each lesson incorporates interactive tools and rich imagery that eliminates boredom and keeps you engaged.  Go as fast or as slow as you want, and customize your experience by using the tools that you find most helpful.  You'll see progress with every lesson and be encouraged to keep talking.  Because Mango focuses on practical speaking skills, you'll be speaking after just one lesson!  In no time, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER MANGO LANGUAGES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction.  With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.  Expert recommendations mean that you'll always get high quality results to help find just the right books.  The service includes titles for all ages, read-alikes for every title, author, and series, simple but effective searching, book discussion guides, thematic book lists, and reading and book-oriented articles.

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOVELIST PLUS

OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.  The service currently hosts more than 1 million premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, AudioGO, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER OVERDRIVE
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES
Having trouble with OverDrive, digital books, or your eReader?
Click here for OverDrive's guided-help page for assistance and additional resources.

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER REFERENCEUSA.COM

Scholastic Go!

This database includes great materials like Encyclopedia Americana which is one of the most comprehensive general reference available in the country for students and adults, links to news briefs and periodicals, links to media, tables, further readings, library resources, magazines, Web links, and related articles. The database also includes: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia which has extensive media resources, maps, photographs, artwork, videos, panoramas, dynamic maps, and interactive cutaways. It's great for middle and high school age students. There's also The New Book of Knowledge - general knowledge for elementary and middle school users & Amazing Animals of the World - science for elementary school users. No matter what your student's research topic, this is the database to get them what they need.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available upon request.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER SCHOLASTIC GO!

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum! Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. These features make TumbleBookCloud a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual so readers can read at their own pace. Teachers can take advantage of lesson plans and quizzes that accompany the books.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TUMBLEBOOKCLOUD JUNIOR

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY

UniversalClass

Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass offers hundreds of online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. UniversalClass' continuing education courses are ideal for enhancing your personal understanding on any subject. Join today, and start learning! 

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER UNIVERSALCLASS
Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Zinio Magazines

Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published magazine content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can reserve content once to be read on any screen. The online application provides the ability to search inside, read, share and save digital content. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page's text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.

You must register for an account with Zinio using your library card number and PIN. Your PIN is the last four digits of the phone number on your account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ZINIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCPL @Bookmobile

We are thrilled with the feedback from the community regarding our bookmobile service. With our bookmobile, we are able to serve homebound patrons, nursing homes, schools, homeschools, daycares, as well as assisted living homes in our area. In addition, there are several Community Stop locations at which the Bookmobile's services can be utilized. See you around town!Donna Nelson, Bookmobile Librarian

Contact:
P(270) 527-9969
F(270) 527-0506
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The Bookmobile is a unique location of the library, in that it brings library materials to people. It serves as an alternative to stationary locations, and can go places where library use may otherwise be minimal or nonexistent, breaking down barriers of unfamiliarity and reaching people who cannot get to a library building due to physical, economic, social, geographic, or other barriers. In fulfilling this mission, the primary functions of the bookmobile are to:

  • Offer current popular materials and reference information for people of all ages
  • Promote basic literacy and a lifelong desire to read
  • Present programs to encourage continued use of the bookmobile, particularly for children
  • Introduce readers to library services
  • Provide personalized library service in a cozy, friendly environment
  • Generate a positive image of the library as a whole by being highly visible throughout the entire community
There is a policy on the Bookmobile and its services. This is not a comprehensive list of policies, but a general outline.
  • All patrons at community stops are required to be a registered user in good standing.
  • Should weather conditions or mechanical failure force cancellation of any stops, all material will be due the next regularly scheduled trip.
  • If schools are cancelled due to bad weather, the Bookmobile stops are automatically cancelled. Other weather issues may cause the library to close early or the Bookmobile to not run. The decision to not run the Bookmobile will be up to Management.
  • Community Stops require at least three families to utilize the stop regularly before a stop can be added to the schedule.
  • Individual Home Stops require that the patron be homebound or transportation is a hardship due to medical reasons.
  • Bookmobile Patrons have longer loan periods, but are still required to return library material in a timely manner.

The Bookmobile does not make home visits to individuals who are not homebound.  To request that the Bookmobile begin visiting your location, please contact Kristi Tucker @ 270-527-9969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MCPL @Hardin

The Hardin branch of the Marshall County Public Library is located in the southern part of Marshall County. We have served our community and the surrounding areas for many years. We offer year-round programming for all ages and have a variety of services and materials available. Stop in and see what we have to offer!Deidra Tosh, @Hardin Branch Manager

Physical Address:
4640 Murray Highway
Hardin, KY 42048

Contact:
P(270) 527-9969
F(270) 527-0506
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Hours:
Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

MCPL @Calvert CIty

Our @Calvert City branch is located across from the Food Giant on 5th Avenue. Just minutes away from Kentucky Lake, we invite locals and tourists alike to come take advantage of the many services and programs we offer, including internet-access computers and wifi. Our building opened in November 2006, and you can find "something for everyone" here. Books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, computers, fax service, and a self-serve copier are among the many services we offer the community. There are year-round programs for children and young people. Stop by and visit with us @Calvert City!Tammy Blackwell, @Calvert Branch Manager

Physical Address:
23 Park Road
Calvert City, KY 42029

Mailing Address:
PO Box 465
Calvert City, KY 42029

Contact:
P(270) 527-9969
F(270) 527-0506
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Hours:
Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

MCPL @Benton

Thank you for visiting our library's website. Marshall County Public Library @Benton is the County's most centrally located branch. We provide a wide range of programs for all ages. We are very proud of our library system and all that it has to offer our community. We hope you stop in to visit us soon!Lenisa Jones, @Benton Branch Manager

Physical Address:
1003 Poplar Street
Benton, KY 42025


New Location (under construction):
1150 Birch Street
Benton, KY 42025

Contact:
P(270) 527-9969
F(270) 527-0506
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Hours:
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED