To access our databases from home, you need to use the barcode number from the back of your Kingsport Public Library borrower’s card.
Collection of over 25,000 family history books and the U.S. Census from 1790 through 1930. Also includes the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman’s Bank Records.
The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Please note: This resource is available only on the computers from inside the Kingsport Public Library – it is NOT available to you at home or work through our Web site.
NEWSPAPERS: HISTORICAL AND CURRENT
Includes the Kingsport newspapers from 1916-1977. Contains other searchable newspapers dating as far back as the 1700s – the world’s largest archive of online newspapers. Please note: This resource is available only on the computers from inside the Kingsport Public Library – it is NOT available to you at home or work through our Web site.
The Tennessean - from Nov. 2002 to present
The Chattanooga Times-Free Press- from April 200 to May 2012
Knoxville News Sentinel - from August 2000 to present
Memphis Commercial Appeal- from April 200 to present
JOBS AND COLLEGE
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, including GED, GRE, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, Praxis, TOEFL, and skills improvement courses (with Spanish instructions.)
The Tennessee Electronic Library
TEL databases include full-text magazine articles from general interest, health, business, Spanish, children’s and literary criticism publications. It also includes reference books.
The Tennessee Electronic Library for Kids:
Connect kids grades K-5 to safe, educational and entertaining resources.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds
Build and analyze an investment portfolio
Learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
Biography Reference Bank
More than 460,000 full-text biographies.
Oxford Reference Online
Fast access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject – from Art to Zoology!
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find balance and perspective on hundreds of topics with overviews, biographies and news sources.
AtoZ the USA
Information about U.S. states, counties and cities including facts, maps, flags and photos.
The Salem Press eBook collection provides access to multiple eBook titles covering Health, History, and Literature. The full text of all titles can be searched, browsed, printed, and downloaded.
To access these titles from home using your library card, use the following links:
TumbleBookLibrary - animated, talking picture books
TumbleBookCloud - middle school and high school collection. Includes graphic novels & videos from Nat Geo
TumbleBookCloud Junior - for grades 3-8
TumbleTalking Books - audio library
Chapter a day: online book club
Join one or more of eleven online books clubs and receive an email five days a week of a “chapter a day” from a popular book in your selected book club. Each week you’ll receive a different book. Choose from nonfiction, audio, business, fiction, good news, horror, mystery, pre-publications, romance, science fiction and teen.