All Databases

To access our databases from home, you need to use the barcode number from the back of your Kingsport Public Library borrower’s card.


hq3 Heritage Quest
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.
ancestry Ancestry Library
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.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. 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.


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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 2000 to May 2012
Knoxville News Sentinel – from August 2000 to present
Memphis Commercial Appeal– from April 2000 to present


Testing & Education Reference Center Full-length timed practice for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need. Additional tools include college planning, financial aid research, career development, and international tools.
career_transitions_lg Career Transitions
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search, and 5) search and apply for jobs.


logo new colors 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.
tel4u-button The Tennessee Electronic Library for Kids:
Connect kids grades K-5 to safe, educational and entertaining resources.
transparent Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.
Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.
A to Z Maps Online
AtoZ Maps Online is a collection of 146,000 political, physical, outline, environmental, antique, and scientific maps for royalty-free student and library patron use. Also included are visual glossaries, crossword and other geography games, extensive flag images, teaching tools, and GIS data.
worldbook_web World Book Encyclopedia
“Since 1917, World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. Based in Chicago, Illinois, World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. The World Book Web provides effective educational tools that are engaging, fun and rewarding.”
MIRC_Headerlogo_2011 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.
Only 1 library card holder can access this database at a time.
Please “End Session” when you are finished using Morningstar.
FRS sig Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy-to-use tools to help patrons navigate through nine important areas. Each easy-to-read, step-by-step guide is packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations you’ve come to expect from Weiss Ratings. Each 50-70 page guide offers a narrative about the subject, what you should look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with and so much more. Plus, each guide includes several helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid your decision-making process. Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy explanations to hard-to-navigate financial decisions, removing the guesswork and confusion with straight talk and sound guidance.
opposingViewpoints_in_context Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find balance and perspective on hundreds of topics with overviews, biographies and news sources.


Salem-S The Salem Press eBook collection provides access to multiple eBook titles covering FinanceHealth, 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:



TumbleBooks_000 TumbleBookLibrary – animated, talking picture books
TeenBookCloud – middle school and high school collection. Includes graphic novels & videos from Nat Geo
tbcj-2 TumbleBookCloud Junior – for grades 3-8
wspar_039213 TumbleTalking Books – audio library