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Databases from the State Library of Kansas – available to all Kansans

  • Search for your subject in books, magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia articles, and other resources brought to Kansans by the State Library of Kansas. Visit the State Library’s website for a full list, or use the links below.
  • The State Library website may detect your location based on your IP address and give you immediate access. If that feature does not work, you will need to get a State Library e-Card. Call 316-283-2890 or email and a staff member can issue an e-Card to you.
  • Selected State Library Databases:


  • trusted information for children, young adults, and general reference

Digital Library Initiative

  • collections, digitized through the South Central Kansas Library System, that may include text documents, letters or diaries, maps, photographs, audio and/or video files that reflect the history of an individual library and its community, or are of general historical interest

Digital Newton, Kansas

  • features history resources digitized by Newton Public Library, including oral history videos and audio recordings from the local area, as well as an index to the obituaries printed in Newton, Kansas, newspapers.

Driver Education for the State of Kansas

  • discover your family’s military past


  • Create resume content with a step-by-step resume-writing guide.
  • Format your resume by selecting a design template and font.
  • Download and email your resume in multiple formats.
  • Note: You must create your account after clicking on the above link, or you will be sent to the non-free version. Click “Build my Resume Now” to get started.


  • search the census, books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank and other records

Kansas Library Catalog

  • search holdings of 900 Kansas libraries

Learning Express from Ebsco

  • academic and career-oriented resources, including practice tests, tutorials, and job-search and career-guidance information
  • Job and Career Accelerator

Mango Language Learning

  • online language-learning system teaching conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, available to NPL cardholders

The Newton Kansan, Harvey County Now and Historical Newspapers

  • Newton Kansan issues starting in 1994, AND all issues of Newton Now and Harvey County Now, are available online via the library’s Community History Archive. These issues are full-text searchable. Newer issues of each paper are not available until at least a year has passed; check and or contact the library for assistance.
  • Historical Newton newspapers from 1875 through 1923 have been digitized and are available online via the Kansas State Historical Society.
  • Kansan papers from 1924 to 1993 are available on microfilm at the library. The library’s volunteer-created obituary index may aid your research.

Sunflower eLibrary

  • through a contract with OverDrive, audio books, ebooks, music and videos are available, using your Newton Public Library card

Universal Class

  • learn on your own time from real instructors and receive free Continuing Education Units (CEU) on selected courses