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What’s New? Hoopla! Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, TV series and more, 24/7 with your Newton Public Library card. No waiting, no late fees, four items a month are always available.

Magazines you know and love from the Flipster newsstand! Select your favorite digital magazine and start reading with your Newton Public Library card.

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

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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:

Ancestry Library Edition

  • genealogy resources, available only on computers used inside the Library


  • 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

Driver Education for the State of Kansas


  • Use your library card number to log in and view digital replicas of more than two dozen of America’s most popular magazines. Apps are available for Android and iOs; just search for “Flipster” in your app store.
Browse the full collection of magazine titles


  • discover your family’s military past

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


  • instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, TV series and more with your Newton Public Library card. Borrow up for four items per month with no waiting, no late fees, and items listed are always available

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

  • 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

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