In the Library
Here at the library we have an expansive collection of books spanning every major literary genre. Currently our collection is comprised of thousands of items including a large collection of audio and video materials. In addition to typical genre’s of books have an area dedicated to works created either about Kentucky or written by Kentuckians.
The collection doesn’t stop with just what we’ve got on our shelves. We belong to a consortium of other libraries that gives our patrons free access to thousands of e-books and digital audio books.
Audio Books & DVDs
Books aren’t the only thing that your library has to offer. Not only do we have a well rounded collection of popular audio books avaliable on CD but we have a great selection of DVDs to choose from for the whole family. If you’d rather download download your audio books to a MP3 player we’ve got you covered through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.
Newspapers & Magazines
Want to just catch up on the news happening around Kentucky or across the United States? We have an excellent selection of local area and national newspapers available the same day they’re on the news stands. Whether you’re catching up with the news or taking advantage of our large variety of popular magazines, we’ve made many comfortable areas for you to enjoy these publications.
Looking for an old newspaper? We have archives of The Manchester Enterprise that dates all the way back to the early 1900s.
Need to check your email, apply for a job, or simply look on Pinterest for a great recipe? Choose from one of our many full-featured public computers running the latest software with direct access to high speed internet.
If you’ve brought your tablet or laptop, we have quick and easy access to wireless internet throughout our facility.
Our flexible community room area is the perfect place for you to host your next meeting or private event. This versitle space comes with loads of space and seating that can be configured to meet your needs. Attached to our communuty room you will have easy access to a full featured kitchen and restrooms for your event.
Projector and screen are avaliable upon request and can be accessed outside the library’s normal operating hours. Just give us a call to schedule.
Our bookmobile is an outreach program that provides free home delivery of library materials for the citizens of Clay County who are unable to visit the library. If you or someone you know would be interested in being included in our route feel free to contact us by phone at (606) 598-2617.
- High Rise
- Comp Care
- A to Z Daycare
- Horse Creek Area
- Beech Creek Area
- Town Branch
- East Manchester
Big Creek/Red Bird Area
- South 421
- Elk Creek Area
- South Hwy 66
- Rice’s Fork
- The Store (mouth of Hwy 66)
- Red Bird Mission
- Red Bird School
- Joy Center
Burning Springs Area
- Robinson Creek
- Sexton Creek
- Ells Branch
- North 421
- Collins Fork
- Crane Creek
- Oneida (Car Wash)
- Bullskin Area
- Panco (the Church)
Garrard/Goose Rock Area
- S 421
- Paces Creek
- Lockard’s Creek
- Granny’s Branch
- Goose Rock Post Office
- Bright Shade Area
Libby (Kentucky Libraries Unbound)
With Libby, you’ll be amazed as you search, and download more and more media on your PC and portable devices. Patrons now have unlimited access to many types of downloadable media such as audio books, e-books, magazines and more! All it takes to access Libby is a valid library card. Patrons may call and set up an appointment with Allison for help in setting up applications for the tablet and iPad.
Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it’s all FREE thanks to your public library!
Research & Study
Kentucky Virtual Library
This service provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, maps, and images from a wide variety of licensed databases. It’s an excellent service to begin research on any topic. Patrons may call the circulation desk for the password needed to access this service.
EPermitTest’s complete driver’s ed course for Kentucky learner drivers covers all essential rules of the road, road signs, driving techniques, transportation system knowledge and safety best practices, in accordance with 2022 federal guidelines. This program has been designed to help you understand the information in the Kentucky DMV handbook, pass the 40-question DMV permit test and prepare for practical learning behind the wheel.
Learn how to stay safe on Kentucky roadways, get started with your driver’s education today!
ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their educational goals by offering expert instruction in a way that is engaging, convenient, and student-adaptable. All of us at ePrep believe that master teachers, through their keen insights and broad experiences, are uniquely positioned to engage students as they impart the knowledge and strategies proven to maximize test scores. Using a well established “test-grade-review” methodology and a proprietary online, video-based delivery platform, ePrep makes connecting with an expert affordable and possible — anytime and from virtually anywhere in the world.
Students or Parents must come in to the library to fill out an application to use this service.
World Book Online
The World Book is a fantastic web site that offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Patrons may call the circulation desk for the password needed to access this service.
Get access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace. From technical courses on computer software to digital photography to babysitting 101, a huge range of topics is available. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, plus hundreds more. Features
- 24/7 access through your library’s website
- Feedback from certified instructors
- Self-paced classes
- Connect with other students
- Continuing Education Units on select courses
Ancestry Library Edition
The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases, including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection. NOTE: This service is not available outside the library.
Heritage Quest Online
HeritageQuest provides complete US Federal Census information from 1790-1930, as well as a genealogy and local history collection of 25,000+ family and local history books.