KCPL’s Digital Library is made possible by support from Eastern Shore Regional Library and the Maryland State Library.
When using the Digital Library, you may be asked to enter your library card number. It is located on the back of your library card. Enter it without spaces or punctuation.
If you do not know your library card number, contact us for assistance.
If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a temporary card online.
Video tutorials are available for many Digital Library resources. If you have questions or need help, please let us know.
Read, Listen, & Watch
Genealogy & Family History
General Information & Research
Download eBooks and digital audiobooks. Check out limit: 6 items at a time. If an item has a waiting list, you can place a hold. If you finish with an item before its return date, please return it early to make it available for others.
For young readers, visit the eReading Room for Kids.
If you need help:
- Overdrive video tutorial
- Getting Started
- Support for Your Device
- Overdrive status (tracks known issues with services)
Download digital magazines. Always available with no check out limit.
Movies, television shows, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and music available to stream or download to your device. Always available. Check out limit: 8 items per month.
If you need help:
Online archives from November 16, 2005 to the present.
Kent County News
Online archives from November 30, 2006 to the present.
Public Domain eBooks
Public Domain audiobooks
Adult Learning Center
GED Prep, live tutoring, career resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, and Microsoft Office Skills Series.
Thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
FREE ONLINE CLASSES! Hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses run 6 weeks with two lessons released each week.
Short, simple tutorials for a variety of Digital Library resources, as well as basic computer skills. Available 24/7 when in-person assistance isn’t readily available!
Award-winning interactive language learning program with over 70 world languages.
Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Online practice tests including: AP, SAT, ASVAB, real estate, civil service, and military exams. Scholarship search, test prep books, and career tools.
Books & Authors
Connect with books and authors that match your interests. Browse by genre, author, award-winning books and more or search for read-alike titles for your favorite books.
Book recommendations based on personal reading style and interests. Includes book reviews and lists.
Census records, vital records, directories, and other genealogy resources. You must be on-site at a KCPL location to access this resource.
Hundreds of unique family history sources, as well as guidance and tips on the research process.
Census records, Freedman's Bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories, and more.
Chesapeake Heartland Digital Archive
Chesapeake Heartland is an innovative and interactive public archive that aims to digitize, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland and beyond. It is a collaboration between the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington College, Sumner Hall, Kent Cultural Alliance, and Kent County Public Library.
Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of free, downloadable, and customizable general and state-specific legal forms, legal definitions, and other resources.
Please note: These forms do not constitute legal advice and library staff are not able to provide guidance on how they should be used. For serious legal matters, please consult an attorney. Mid-Shore Pro Bono, a nonprofit that supports and assists those who are unable to afford representation in civil legal matters, may be able to provide guidance and/or connections to additional community services.
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Articles and resources on topics relevant to educators from preschool to college level, including administrators.
Grzimek's Animal Life
Updated edition of the classic encyclopedia of animal life.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Detailed information on countries and dependencies around the world.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Detailed information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States.
Gale Academic OneFile Select
Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles on everything from art and literature to economics and science.
Gale General OneFile
Articles of general interest from a wide variety of sources, inclcuding major newspapers and popular magazines.
Gale OneFile: News
Articles from selected national, regional, and local newspapers, as well as transcripts from radio and TV broadcasts.
Thousands of magazines, reference books, and primary sources covering general interest, business, health, science, education, hobbies, and much more.
Reviews, reports, and research based on unbiased product testing, as well as consumer education and investigative journalism designed to provide consumers with transparency and fairness in the marketplace. Provided via MasterFile Premier from EBSCO.
Earn virtual badges by completing online reading and activity challenges! Sign up for curated book recommendations for readers ages 0-8.
Video storybooks paired with nonfiction eBooks.
FREE ONLINE TUTORS! Brainfuse
Live online tutors available for K-12 homework help
National Geographic Kids
Full run of Nat Geo Kids magazine (2009-present), as well as nonfiction books; videos, including Amazing Animals; and photos.
Collection of age-appropriate resources designed to meet research needs and help develop research skills in K-5 students
Multimedia, multilingual, multi-platform, and multi-awarded language learning course for children.
Download the app to use Muzzy on a phone or tablet. Check out How to Use Muzzy Club for info how to enter the library’s credentials into the app.
If you need help:
Gale In Context: Middle School
Collection of magazines, newspapers, and other resources for middle school students
Gale In Context: High School
Collection of resources for student research in multiple subject areas