Digital Libraries

Author Check

Author Check allows you to track your favorite authors, get email notifications when books written by your favorite authors arrive at SCPL, and explore author profiles.


Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE thanks to your public library! Titles may vary based on library catalog.

Need help getting started with hoopla? Check out these How to hoopla guides for help.


Video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. 


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!


Tumble Book Library

Unlimited and free for you to use from anywhere 24/7!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children.

They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! There are over 250 animated, talking picture books!

Educational Resources


Read exclusive biographies, watch videos, and discover fascinating stories about your favorite icons, musicians, authors, and historical figures.


Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s new interface for schools and public libraries.

Designed to meet the unique needs of its users,  supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages.

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Mango Languages

Offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds.




Your genealogy is the story of you. Who are your ancestors? What did they look like? Who did they love? And how did it all lead to you? This is what genealogy is all about, and the answers are waiting to be discovered on Ancestry. 

Ancestry makes exploring your genealogy easy. is the world's largest online resource for family history. Search 7 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and 65 million photos. 

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Family Search

Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Find a Grave

The World's largest gravesite collection. Contribute, create and discover gravesites from all over the world.

Heritage Hub

Discover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704-today.


HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

National Archives

Guide to Federal Records - Order Copies - Catalog - Online Exhibits

Health & Wellness

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete offers an intuitive search interface that allows users to filter search results by source type.

In addition to full-text journals, magazines, health reference books and evidence-based health reports.

Newspapers & Magazines

America's NewsBank

America’s NewsBank is a powerful online resource that empowers patrons to explore a diverse range of popular topics including business, health, politics, careers, entrepreneurship and much more.

With current content and archives back to the 1980s from more than 3,700 U.S. news sources, it is the most comprehensive domestic news resource available.


          *Note that access to the New York Times requires that you create a free New York Times account. If you already have a New York Times account, log in to your existing account.

Reference & Research


AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S.

This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S.

Auto Repair Reference Center

(EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules.

Consumer Reports

Access full reviews of thousands of products, including TVs, mattresses, vehicles, washing machines, and more.


Consumer Search

Analyzes expert- and user-generated consumer product reviews and recommends the best products to purchase.

EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journal and e-package subscription management, book collection development and acquisition management,

and a major provider of library technology, e-books and clinical decision solutions for universities, colleges, hospitals, corporations, government, K12 schools and public libraries worldwide.

Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)

Explore encyclopedias, Novelist, health information, and more with Kentucky Virtual Library

A consortium of over 60 research and education databases for students, adults, librarians, and professionals.

Test prep for GED, ACT, SAT, AP tests, ASVAB, nursing, postal worker exams, U.S. citizenship test, and more on Learning Express Library

Novelist Plus

(EBSCO): This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

Resources for Readers


Beanstack is a free service provided by the Shelby County Public Library that helps encourage reading by making keeping track of your achievements simple and intuitive.

By logging the number of books you’ve read or how many activities you’ve completed in Beanstack, you get a comprehensive view of your engagement and activity.


Need help picking out your next book? Check out NoveList.

NoveList curates read-a-like lists for books and authors

Small Businesses & Jobs

Cypress Resume

Online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.