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Kentucky State Government Employees - Welcome!

The State Library is dedicated to meeting the information and training needs of all Kentucky state government employees. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Reference staff at (502) 564-8306 or (​800) 928-7000.


Locate Titles in the KDLA Catalog

KDLA's Worldcat Discovery Catalog gives you access to the State Library's collections and to those of libraries worldwide.

The first time you place a hold on a title, access a database article or download an audiobook, you may be required to set/reset your password. The following short video will explain that process: ​How to reset your KDLA library account for WorldCat Discovery and KDLA Databases (5 minute video) (updated July 7, 2015)


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.


View 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.​ 

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.

​​Are we missing something?

If there is something you'd like to see in our collection, let us know using our Material Recommendation form.​

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