MONDAY, JANUARY 18th | All BCPL locations, including curbside pickup and phone assistance, will be closed in observance ofMartin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Due to high incidences of COVID-19 in Bullitt County, all BCPL locations are now operating as “Curbside Only.” County incidence rates will be reviewed daily, and we will reopen to the public after rates have been out of the red zone for two consecutive days. Please note, Sunday services are available at Ridgway Memorial only. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.
Library materials remain available via our 24 Hour Libraries and Curbside Pickup service. Items can be returned in our book drops at any time and copy, print, and fax services may be requested over the phone. In addition, we’re available to provide phone and online assistance, and we’re busy creating virtual events and fun take-and-make activity kits for you to enjoy from the comfort of home.
Use the menu to the right to learn about all available resources for a particular format (like e-books!), or click on a specific resource icon (like Hoopla!) to begin exploring available titles. With just a few simple clicks, you can access thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, music albums, videos, and more.
Powered by Ancestry, Fold3 helps you uncover the real story through a unique combination of official military records and deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters, and more. More than 470 million searchable records, encompassing exclusive special collections ranging from World War II Archives to FBI Case Files and UFO Investigations, span hundreds of years.
LearningExpress Library’s Adult Core Skills offers resources for busy adults who need to brush up on their math skills; improve their writing, speaking, or grammar; and even offers assistance to become a US citizen.
Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access. Browse our Flipster e-magazines now »
FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles.
World Cat lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be “Interlibrary Loaned” using the online request form from World Cat.
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports, and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate, and other sections. Kentucky news sources include the Pioneer News (9/26/2008–Current), the Lexington Herald-Leader (4/25/1983–Current), and even transcript and video from Channel 32- WLKY (09/11/2009–Current).
Go to NewsBank; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
In addition to EBSCO and LearningExpress resources that can be accessed directly from our website, KYVL also provides access to Britannica Digital Learning, Scholastic GO!, and Proquest. A special username and password are required for access; you can request login credentials via phone, e-mail, or the Ask a Librarian chat feature on our website.
**During the COVID-19 pandemic, Proquest is also providing home access to Ancestry Library Edition users. You will need KYVL credentials to log in.
Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, supporting both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.