Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Research Databases

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Desktop access to licensed databases is provided free of charge, exclusively to state government employees. All databases are accessible to the general public at the State Library.

State ​​​​​​​​employees may find their desired title listed in the KDLA WorldCat Discovery catalog. State employees may request full-text articles through Interlibrary Loan. Send the complete citation to Ask a Librarian​. If you have questions please call the State Library Reference Desk at 502.564.8306 or toll-free 800.928.7000.​​​​​​​​

Login Pr​​ocedure

  • ​Select a database.

  • If ​prompted, type in your KDLA account number and password.

  • For assistance contact the State Library's Reference Desk: 502.564.8306; or toll-free ​800.928.7000; or online at Ask A Librarian​.

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.