Kentucky State Government Employees - Welcome! 

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives offers specialized services for Kentucky state government employees. You can:


Search KDLA WorldCat Discovery

When you search KDLA WorldCat Discovery, you have access to the world’s most comprehensive library database.  KDLA WorldCat Discovery expands your access to KDLA’s collections, including digital and physical resources.  Searching is simple, in a streamlined, modern interface, where you can borrow resources from library collections or connect directly to full text. 

Request Research Assistance Using Ask a Librarian

 Ask a Librarian is designed to assist state employees with questions related to their work, including in-depth research, reference look-up, requesting videos and DVDs, and obtaining materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan (ILL).


Use Online Databases for Research

The State Library provides state government employees with direct access to a variety of research databases at their desktops. Databases include full-text newspaper articles, magazine and journal articles, and statistics and data. Subjects include business, science and technology, medicine, history, education, management, public affairs, and current events. Access requires a valid State Library account.


Register for Free Training Classes

Live online training is conducted via the Internet with an instructor. Training topics and dates vary from month to month. Check the Training Calendar for the latest offerings.


Listen to Recorded Training Sessions

These training sessions are recordings of the State Library's popular live online trainings. These training sessions are free and can be viewed at your convenience.


Apply for a State Library Account

State government employees may apply for a State Library account online.


Access the State Library's Collection

State government employees may request library materials from the State Library's collection of books, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, computer training CDs and other information sources. Titles not found in the State Library's collection may be requested through interlibrary loan service.


Download Audiobooks and Ebooks

State government employees can download digital audiobooks and eBooks in partnership with Kentucky Libraries Unbound. This part of the State Library's collection can be accessed 24/7 using a computer and a valid State Library account number.  Downloaded audiobooks, ebooks and more can be listened to or viewed on a computer or transferred to a portable device.


Locate Recommended Resource Lists

The State Library staff has prepared listings of materials in the areas of employee/management resources, lifestyle and wellness issues, computer training and safety. 


Find Kentucky State Government Publications

KDLA is the official repository for Kentucky state agency publications.




Receive Assistance with Government Records Management

Archival and records management assistance is available to develop and maintain programs to manage government information from its creation, through its maintenance and use, to its final and proper disposition as required by KRS 171.680.



Who Is Classified as a State Employee?

This classification includes persons working in executive, legislative and judicial agencies, commissions, boards, etc.

Employees of public school systems and public higher education institutions can be served by their public and institutional libraries.