The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of nearly 300 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, Department of Defense libraries, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more.

The three primary services of KYVL include:

  • Databases – core resources accessible to the users of KYVL member libraries.
  • Courier service – facilitating resource sharing among Kentucky’s public and academic libraries and KDLA through interlibrary loan.
  • Kentucky Digital Library – a platform for Kentucky libraries and institutions share their digital archives with Kentucky and the world.

  • Test prep: Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need before taking an exam.
  • College planning: Intuitive searches and quick results deliver information on more than 4,000 accredited schools, including school location, tuition, academics, admission requirements, campus life and much more.
  • Financial aid tools: Benefit from an undergraduate scholarship search, financial aid award analyzer, college savings calculator, tuition cost finder and more.
  • Career development: The Resume Builder and Virtual Careers Library tools assist students in building essential career skills—like how to build a resume, cover letter and interviewing tips for users at all career stages. Using the Career Module, tests help users map interests and aptitudes to the most suitable job categories, industries, and occupations.
  • International tools: Helps individuals prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC and U.S. Citizenship tests with online practice tests and eBooks.

Resumé Help

Online live assistance for job seekers from noon-12pm everyday.

From matriculation to graduation.

Providing personalized support to students through 24/7 online tutoring, and gain access to reporting tools which allow administrators and instructors to identify student knowledge gaps.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions from Gale delivers personalized career guidance for job seekers of all levels and experiences, from professionals trying to navigate the ever-changing job market to students looking to deepen their understanding of potential career paths. Explore careers and occupations, assess your strengths and interests, get resume and cover letter advice, practice interviews virtually, match existing work or military experience to new fields, search for  jobs and education options, and more. Career Transitions from Gale helps relieve job-search confusion with a reliable set of tools to steer you on the path to career success.

Consumer Reports

We rigorously test products and services—check out our product reviews and Ratings and make the smart choice. For decades, consumers like you have been shaping markets to make things safe and fair for everyone.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship gives business owners 24-hour expertise covering a day all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship containing hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs, award-winning eBooks, as well as content from over 300 business journals and magazines. Plus, the platform provides seamless user login, after authentication to Gale products, using Google Account and Microsoft Office 365 credentials, plus access to G Suite for Education and Microsoft tools including Drive, Docs, OneNote, and OneDrive.

Gale Legal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Kentucky-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”

Gale Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, believes the library is the heart of its community, driving meaningful and measurable outcomes for individual users and groups. Gale is a partner to libraries and businesses looking to deliver educational content, tools and services to support entrepreneurship, encourage self-directed learning, aid in research and instruction, and provide enlightening experiences.

KY Virtual Library

Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) delivers all Kentuckians with a comprehensive, online collection of information resources. We strive for equitable access to quality library and information resources for all Kentuckians. We partner with Kentucky’s P-20 educational institutions, other agencies and organizations to support information literacy, college and career readiness, and lifelong learning.

Rocket Languages

Award-winning language learning courses. Our system is based on both science and the practical success strategies that polyglots (people who speak 5 or more languages fluently) use, which practically guarantees your success. We have been helping people achieve language mastery since 2004.
School is tough. Getting a tutor is easy. Get a real tutor anytime, anywhere in our online classroom. From Ph.D.s and Ivy Leagues to teachers, doctors, professors and pilots, our tutors are the best. Every session is one-to-one and personalized to your subject and your question.

Gale Presents: Udemy

This online learning and teaching platform provides instruction for professional adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest.

Connect to more than 4,000 video-based courses in business, technology, software, and personal development. This top collection, curated from 150,000+ courses from and powered by Udemy for Business, gives users access to relevant skills training, helping them achieve success at work and in life. 

Universal Class

Learn Anything. Learn Anytime. Learn Anywhere. Choose from over 500 online courses! We provide high quality, online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Our courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and an instructor to help you master the learning outcomes. To view the Universal Class Course Guide, click on the PDF below: Universal Class Course Guide – PDF

World Book Web

World Book Online hosts thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. Teacher resources, curriculum correlations, learning standards, and other useful tools for educators are included across all databases.

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