Book Care Packages
Book Care Packages are available for students of all ages and reading levels. Let us know your homework/research topic, and we will pull up to 10 books and audio materials to help!
Computers & Internet
Each of our branches provide free access to computers with internet access. All computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher installed.
A library card is required to access our computers. If you don’t have a library card, an adult may request a guest pass for their juvenile student by presenting a photo ID.
Make a computer reservation online below.
Our Newport Branch offers a Homework Center for students in kindergarten through grade 12 that need access to a computer and internet. The center has six computers available for use by reservation.
The Homework Center is open Monday through Thursday from 2 to 4 pm. Reservations can be made up to two hours per day by calling 859-572-5035, ext. 7.
The Homework Center is staffed by our librarians who may assist with specific homework questions, reading practice or guidance on research topics. Library staff are not available to teach concepts or act as a tutoring service.
Students who are 5 to 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Students who are 10 years and older may attend the center online only if the student and their adult are comfortable, and as long as they follow Homework Center guidelines.
Any accompanying adults in the Homework Center must sit with their student so as not to contribute to room capacity. Masks are requires at all times and social distancing requirements must be observed.
A library card is not required to visit the Homework Center.
These resources can be access from school or home with a library card and its password. If you don’t currently have a library card with us, you may apply online for a digital library card.
Academic Search Complete
A scholarly journal, full-text database designed for academic institutions.
Combines Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, plus magazines and periodicals, an atlas, biographies, eBooks and other tools.
Britannica Annals of American History
More than 2,000 primary source documents that guide you through the history of the United States.
Early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade.
Encyclopedias and magazines with thousands of articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools and recommended websites.
A reliable, age-appropriate information service with content that is closely correlated to all curriculum standards. Available in elementary, middle and high school editions.
Research databases for Spanish-speaking students.
EBSCO’s Academic eBook Collection
This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects.
EBSCO’s K-8 eBook Collection
This eBook collection supports a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools.
Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
For students and adults alike, this database indexes over 25,000 records covering an array of topics.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
LearningExpress: School Center
Provides skill-building for elementary, middle and high school students for classroom and homework success.
Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages on your computer or mobile device.
MAS Ultra – School Edition
Database designed for high school libraries that includes 500 popular high school magazines that cover a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.
Contains files as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more.
Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school students, this database contains primary source documents from Essential Documents in American History, the Encyclopedia of Animals and more than 1.2 million relevant photos, maps and flags.
Cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.
Covers a wide range of general interest topics for children. All articles include assigned reading level indicators (Lexile).
Over 500 online classes that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. Classes include test prep, math, writing, computer skills and more.
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Math Help App
- Takes a picture of a math problem and shows you the steps on how to solve it.