Digital Branch

American History in Video

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion.

Axis360 - Digital new & Notable collection

Explore our digital New & Notable collection of eBooks and digital audiobooks. No holds or renewals are permitted ensuring that something good is always available.

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BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

Filmakers Library Online

Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library, offering download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Non-fiction ebooks. Humanities titles in this collection were purchased by the Ewing Kauffman Book Fund.

Hoopla is a service that partners with your library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, digital audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comic books for free. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls.

Gain instant access to hundreds of movies on your computer or mobile device. Kanopy has a strong collection of independent, international, documentary, and early films from providers like Criterion, PBS and Kino Lorber.

Kansas City Business Journal

Get online access to the most recent issues of the Kansas City Business Journal, special publications, and the Book of Lists.

Kansas City Star

View a digital image copy of the daily Kansas City Star newspaper. All issues since 2013 are available.

 

Kansas City Star

Read entire articles from the Kansas City Star newspaper. All issues since 1991 are available.

LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading.

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You can enjoy FREE access to NYTimes.com courtesy of the Kansas City Public Library.

New York Times Digital Microfilm

Full-image newspaper scans of The New York Times. 2008 - Present. Issues are available three months after publication.

Includes the Kansas City Star, and other regional newspapers. It also provides access to popular news magazines.

Newspaper Source

Read newspapers from all over the world. Papers can be searched individually or all at once. Radio and television news transcripts are also available.

Freely available eBook downloads of public domain books that never expire and can be shared at will. An Internet Archive account can be created to borrow items not yet in the Public Domain.

Browse, checkout, download and stream more than 25,000 eBooks, 10,000 audio books, and 500 children's videos using your library card.

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OverDrive for Kids

Explore digital movies and books for Kids from the OverDrive collection, in a specially branded website.

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