- A Kentucky Journey
The History Center museum's $2.8 million permanent exhibit, A Kentucky Journey, uses a remarkable mixture of more than 3,000 historic artifacts, sights, and sounds to bring the state's glorious past to present generations.
- Archival Reference Services
Archives and Preservation links from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
- Department for Libraries and Archives
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) serves Kentucky's need to know by supporting Kentucky public libraries, state agencies, and the blind and physically handicapped with collections and services to fulfill information needs.
- Historical Society
The Kentucky Historical Society was founded in 1836 to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other documentation of Kentuckyâ€™s history.
- Historical Society Museums and Exhibitions
The Kentucky Historical Society operates three unique museum sites in downtown Frankfort that tell the story of our stateâ€™s history.
- History Zone Newsletter for Kids
The newsletter offers children fun and creative learning experiences through historic crafts, games, recipes, and stories. History Zone Out is free to individuals, families, and Family Resource Centers.
- How To Do Research
Get research advice from Kentucky Virtual Library.
- Jefferson County Public Law Library
Our mission is to provide the community with a current collection of legal reference materials based upon the belief that access to knowledge and information is essential to the promotion of justice and respect for the law.
- KDLA Directory of Public Libraries
Find the public library near you.
- KDLA Online Catalog
Search for what you need here.
- Kentucky Library Job Listing
This service provides a listing of professional library, archival and records management positions within the state of Kentucky and is provided without charge to the employer or the job seeker.
- Kentucky Symbols
Is Bluegrass really blue? What is a Commonwealth? Find answers to these questions and more on this site.
- Kentucky Virtual Library
Searchable catalogs and databases.
- Library and Archives Collections
Search for books, CDs, microfilm, government publications and more from the Department for Libraries and Archives.
- Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.
- Library of Congress Catalogs
Search the online catalog.
- Museums To Go Program
Museums To Go traveling panel exhibits explore the humanities through historic images and lively text.
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
NARA enables people to inspect for themselves the record of what government has done. It enables officials and agencies to review their actions and helps citizens hold them accountable.
- National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library
- National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
NUCMC, or the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, is a free-of-charge cooperative cataloging program operated by the Library of Congress.
- Native American Research
The Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee were the three major tribes that influenced Kentucky.
- Online Publications and Research Resources
Access a number of resources from the Department for Libraries and Archives including family research and job hunting skills.
- Oral History Commission
Oral History Commission provides for the collection of interviews with Kentuckians throughout the state.
- Request Form For Birth Records
This form will allow you to request birth records.
- Request Form For Death Records
Request form for death records.
- Research Library
The Thomas D. Clark Research Library of the Kentucky Historical Society houses over 90,000 published works, dealing primarily with history and genealogy
- Smithsonian Institution
Explore and learn with online resources from the Smithsonian Institution.
- State Agency Training Programs - KDLA
In order to serve the ever growing needs of state government training programs, the State Library has prepared listings of resources to correspond with these agency training courses.
- State Library Online Catalog
Browse the catalog of the Department for Libraries and Archives.
- Support for Kentucky Libraries
Valuable resource for library professionals.
- Talking Book Library
KDLA's mission for this is to provide library service to individuals who have a visual or physical disability that prevents them from using standard print materials.
- Talking Book Library of Northern Kentucky
Our library provides books and magazines on specially recorded cassettes for people who are blind and/or physically handicapped and live in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties.
- Tips on Researching Genealogy
Here are suggestions for beginning a search for your ancestors.
- Virtual Library Portal for Kids
Did you know that you can access "all the information in the known universe?" It's true! In libraries and on the internet, you can find answers to almost any question you can think of.