Digital Branch

Adult Learning Center from Brainfuse

Whether you're going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on skills, achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one coaching, practice test center, and online resources. Live coaches are available from 2 – 11 p.m.

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.

Brainfuse

Brainfuse's signature service, HelpNow, offers online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools available 24 hours a day for students of all ages. You can even connect to live tutors online between 2 – 11 p.m.

BrainHQ has 29 online exercises that work out attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.

If you want, you can have BrainHQ tell you exactly which exercises to do, and in which order: the personalized trainer feature, designed by scientists, continually measures your performance and serves up the exercises that are right for you.

Or if you prefer, you can design your own program, choosing exercises and workouts that meet your personal interests, mood, and schedule.

Career Online High School

The Kansas City Public Public Library, in partnership with Literacy Kansas City and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School (COHS). We are offering a small number of scholarships to adult learners 19 years of age and older who apply and meet the criteria established by our selection committee.

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Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Visit the site through the Library's link and access the entire collection for free.

Digital Learn logo

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. It focuses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written at a basic reading level, and help learners practice skills like using a mouse and setting up passwords.

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 eBooks

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

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Online homework help, writing assistance, and collaboration tools available 24 hours a day. Connect live with expert tutors from 2 – 11 p.m.

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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