Electronic Resources for Research or Entertainment

Download Videos, Audio Books and Digital Content
Any Hour of the Day

Learning and Entertainment Isn't Limited to the Library's Walls

Did you know that John L. Street offers help with many additional online resources? Get help with tests, legal forms, cover letters. Even car repair!

Just get your Library Card handy to visit these links:

Browse "Legit" Libraries
from anywhere in the World

The Kentucky Virtual Library is open 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Research beyond the walls of JLS… in fact, research beyond the sea of questionable information Google offers.

Equipped with your JLS Library Card number to check out, you can dig into libraries and authoritative research centers. 

Information, Entertainment
Never a Late Charge

Kentucky Libraries Unbound. No due dates or late fees. Check out digital music, videos, audio books for your Mac/PC, iPod, Kindle and more. You will need your JLS Library Card number.


Hoopla. Instantly borrow books, audiobooks, movies, tv shows and more! If you need help getting set up with Hoopla- click here!

Use your JLS Library Card number. Sign up with your email!

Cadiz Headlines from the Past

Access digital copies of the Cadiz Record here.

What was Cadiz in 1963… or 1995? Read collections of the Cadiz Record in instant digital PDFs-between 1905 to 2022. 

Paranoid About Your
Online Privacy?

The mission behind PeopleSmart is to help inform individuals about online privacy, how it works and what they can do to protect themselves.

Dig through Centuries of History in Minutes

America’s genealogy bank. Newsbank. Use your JLS Library card number to search millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements from 1652 to the present. Browse historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index. 


Thousands of art and craft classes [Unlimited Access]

As a JLS card holder, you can keep your $100 in your pocket. Because your JLS Library Card is your All Access Pass the huge library of video lessons inside CreativeBug.com.  Sewing, quilting, jewelry, figure drawing and slime-making (and more!)

Do this: (1) Visit online
(2) Enter your library card number

Pass Your Drivers Test
on the First Try

Practice makes perfect. You’ll be behind the wheel in no time. Practice your driving exams (for free) at Driving-Tests.org. Teens: prep for your permit or license. Seniors: go through a refresher test. Just click… you don’t even need your JLS Library number to get started!

New York Times Online

You won’t have to pay the $16 a month to get the New York Times when you’re a patron of the John L Street Library. Read Issues and Articles (for free, of course) at The New York Times.

Heritage Hub
Collection of U.S. Obituaries.

 Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Looking at a Pricey Genealogy Service?
Try This Instead.

Heritage Quest. Search the census. Find your ancestors. Discover your past at Heritage Quest

You can even access Heritage at home! Use your JLS Library Card number (under the barcode, leave off any special end-characters (e.g. ! or #))

Dig Through Centuries of History in Mintues

 Access World NewsExplore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including The Daily Herald. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.