These high quality resources are available to you free of charge thanks to your local, regional, and state libraries.

To access many of these resources from outside of the library, you will need to enter your library card number, without spaces or punctuation. For more information, please see our Digital Library brochure.

If you have questions about or problems with any of the Digital Library resources, please let us know.

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Read, Listen & Watch

Overdrive: Maryland's Digital eLibrary
Borrow downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, available from Overdrive. See here for information on how to use Overdrive, including videos, help guides, and device-specific support. To browse and find eBooks and eAudiobooks for young readers, visit the eReading Room for Kids.

Overdrive Magazines
You can now borrow magazines through Overdrive as well. Unlike eBooks and eAudiobooks they're always available, and there's no limit to the number you can borrow!

Hoopla Digital
Hoopla Digital features movies, television shows, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and music -- available streaming or downloaded to your device on demand, with no waiting. You can check out up to 8 items in a month from Hoopla.

To create a new account, click Log in in the upper right and then click Sign up now. On the next page, search for and select Kent County Public Library. Fill out the form and click Sign up now. See the support page for information on Hoopla, including supported devices, help videos, and more.

Easton Star Democrat
Online archives from November 16, 2005 to the present.

Kent County News
Online archives from November 30, 2006 to the present.

Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks.

Project Gutenberg
Download eBooks from this collection of titles in the public domain, which have been digitized by volunteers.

Download eAudiobooks from this collection of titles in the public domain, which have been read by volunteers.

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Reading Recommendations

Curated book recommendations for readers ages 0-8, emailed weekly.

NoveList Plus
Book recommendations for all ages based on personal reading style and interests. Includes book reviews, lists, read-alikes, and book group discussion tools.

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Online Classes, Test Prep, and Career Prep

Adult Learning Center
Designed to support adult learners and job seekers with services that include GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Live Tutoring, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and 24/7 Question Center.

Gale Courses
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.

Rosetta Stone
Interactive online language learning program designed to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Over 30 languages available. If you are prompted for your patron ID please enter your 14-digit library card number. If you want to use the Rosetta Stone Mobile App, please see these instructions.

Testing and Education Reference Center
Online practice tests, entrance exams, and test prep ebooks, including SAT, GRE, PRAXIS, and more. Also has college and career searches.

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Genealogy & Family History

Ancestry Library
A source for conducting genealogical and local history research. Contains census records, vital records, directories, and other genealogy resources. (Can only be used inside the library.)

Genealogy Connect
Hundreds of unique family history sources, as well as guidance and tips on the research process.

Heritage Quest Online
Census records, Freedman's Bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories, and more.

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General Information & Research

Explora is a unified search interface for many EBSCO databases, including Biography Reference Center, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MasterFILE Periodicals, MAS Ultra, and Science Reference Center.

Explora Educator
Explora Educator provides a single search interface for several teacher resources: ERIC, an online library of education research & information; Professional Development Collection, containing journal articles and reports for educators and librarians; and Teacher Reference Center, which has abstracts from over 200 education-related journals; and national Curriculum Standards.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
An updated 17-volume edition of the classic reference work on animals.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
Geographical, social, and political data; historical narratives; and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States.

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DIY Guides & Hobbies

Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby & craft magazines to meet the interests of all hobby enthusiasts. Topics include arts & crafts, collecting, home & garden, needlecrafts, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science & technology, and scrapbooking.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Detailed "how-to" information with images for a wide variety of home improvement and repair projects. Topics include decorating, electrical & wiring, home maintenance, landscaping, plumbing, remodeling, and woodworking.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed user-friendly repair guides for a wide variety of small engines, including ATVs, motorcycles, mowers, tractors, marine/boat engines, and other small engines. Search by product type, brand, model or engine type, or model numbers. Guides can be downloaded or printed.

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Business News & Research

EBSCO Business
Articles from 2,200+ business journals, regional U.S. and Canadian Business publication, and MarketLine company profiles. Contains both the Business Source Premier database and the Regional Business News database.

Search businesses, people, mailing lists, sales leads, jobs, and more.

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For Kids

Curated book recommendations for readers ages 0-8, emailed weekly.

Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks.

Live homework help & tutors, skills building, writing lab, test prep, and foreign language lab. Tutors are available Monday through Sunday, 2-11 PM.

Explora Junior
Articles and stories from popular magazines for elementary and middle school students, as well as encyclopedia and dictionary entries.

Muzzy Club
Multimedia, multilingual, multi-platform, and multi-awarded language learning course for children. Parents, teachers, and caregivers, here's a guide to using Muzzy with your kids. To use Muzzy on a phone or tablet, you'll need to download an app -- click here for instructions. The Library also has Muzzy available on DVDs -- to borrow them, visit the Chestertown branch or use the catalog to place a hold.

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Chestertown Branch
408 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

North County Branch
111-B1 N. Main Street
Galena, MD 21635

Rock Hall Branch
5585 Main Street
Rock Hall, MD 21661