A new TV, movie, and documentary streaming service! Use your library card and pin to get your account connected.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry library edition is available for use in the library. You can use our computers or your own devices.
Now get access to Newspaper.com from home. Log in to your account on our catalog and follow the link on the search page!

Atchison Public Library Card

Hoopla: free audiobooks, ebooks, movies, TV shows, and more
Libby/Overdrive: Overdrive by Libby is an app based ebook and audiobook lender. Make a profile and then connect it to our library card to check out books!
Flipster: popular magazines to read FOR FREE
Mango LanguagesLearn over 70 languages! Includes information about corresponding cultures, and a translation tool.
Learning ExpressPreparation for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP, and other school entrance exams. Citizenship exam preparation, preparation for several occupations, including military (ASVAB) and nursing school. Includes video user guides, many resources download as pdfs for offline use.

Small Business Reference Center

Click this button to download startup kits (with pre-made Excel files), watch Harvard Business School lecture videos, and read up on business basics (including human resources). The article search also lets you limit to “forms” – so if you are a landlord, for example, and need a sample lease agreement, it is easy to pull up.

Free or Public Domain books, audiobooks, and more

Gutenberg: Free ebooks
Many Books: 50,000+ free ebooks and highly discounted bestsellers, by genre
Librivox: free audiobooks from the public domain, available as an app (They do have books for purchase as well)
Jstor: Jstor is expanding its open access articles and journals and making more books available to academic accounts. This link is for their open access collection.
Muse: A database of academic journals providing temporary open access to several publications.

Khan Academy
Oxford Owl

Storyline Online
Roy Reading Games

National Geographic
Biology Simulations

Typing Club

Social Studies:
History for Kids

State of Kansas

State Library of Kansas offers a host of online resources free of charge. In most cases, only a Kansas Library Card is needed to access them.
CALL US at 913-367-1902 and we will set you up a State Library Card over the phone. You’ll get access to:
cloudLibrary: audiobooks and ebooks for all ages
Freading: ebooks with no holds or waits.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Includes children, young adult, adult, and academic versions.
Universal Class: a huge array of classes and resources for homeschooling and just general learning

Reading Skill Builders

Between the Lions: Video clips for early reading skills
Free Rice: Vocabulary game that also donates rice to those in need while you play
Harry Potter Reading Club: you don’t have to host a club to use their Harry Potter themed activities for each month
Oxford Owl: Phonics guide, comprehension, and e-books
Reading Bear: Phonics lessons with quizzes, for beginners
Read Theory: Personalized reading comprehension exercises k-12
readwritethink: Parent resources separated by grades
StoryPlace: stories and activities for preschoolers

Lessons, activities, and more

Storyline Online: FREE videos of celebrities and professional storytellers reading books for kids
Day by Day NY: Daily activity, craft, and story for every day of the year
Wonderopolis: Find a question you need an answer to and read the short article. Each one has a short three question comprehension quiz!
Crash Course: Youtube channel featuring videos on many different subjects discussed in an engaging manner
SchoolHouseRockTV: The entire School House Rock series on youtube!
Story Starter JR: Get random sentences to start a story and then get creative!
KidLit TV: Children’s literature shows, radio, activities and crafts
Mensa Lesson Plans: At-home learning resources for kids
Penguin Educator Resources: Free downloadable lesson plans and activities themed to different books
Biology Simulations: Simulations and Games
GoNoodle: Movement and exercise videos for kids and teens with some educational aspects, but mostly fun!
Fact Monster: learning site with flashcards, but also fun games!

Learn to Code

Scratch has games and you can build your own. CodeCombatCode Academy.
​At Coding for Kids find a list of free coding apps and websites.