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Search for your subject in books, magazines, journals, newspapers, encyclopedia articles, and other resources brought to Kansans by the State Library of Kansas.

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


Ancestry Library Edition

  • genealogy resources, available on computers used inside the Library

Book Flix

  • watch the story, read the book with Scholastic


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

Driver Education for the State of Kansas



Good Reads

  • best seller lists, award winners, featured books, plus links to NPL’s catalog


Good Reads in Your Inbox

  • sign up to receive e-mail updates and reviews on what’s new in your favorite genres


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

  • use username and password: 363046 to access updates to American Chamber of Commerce Resources


Kansas Library Catalog

  • search holdings of 900 Kansas libraries


Learning Express

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

  • improve your skills in business, technology or creative pursuits
  • more than a thousand courses of project-based, in-person learning

Mango Language Learning

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


National Geographic Magazine 1888 to Present, including People, Animals, and the World

  • log in with your Newton Public Library card to access the magazine that’s been an inspiration since 1888, as well as a topic database



  • find reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health


Sunflower eLibrary

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