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Databases (most require KPL library card)


Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.



Television programming of the Arts and Entertainment channel. 

BBC World Service

International and British-specific news, sports, weather, and entertainment information.


24 hour cartoon channel. Includes show features, fun, games, videos and information.


Watch a Senate hearing or listen to a famous author discuss their newest book via the C-SPAN channels.

Digital TV Converter Program

Information on the conversion from analog to digital TV reception in 2009. Includes how to get a coupon for obtaining a converter box for older TV's and a FAQ about the digital transition.

Discovery Online

Locate channel and programming information for the Discovery Channel.


Features news, scores, player information, and feature articles regarding basketball, football, baseball, hockey, and more.

History Channel

Locate channel and programming information from the History Channel.


Channel and programming information from MTV.


Features access to games, a web forum, music, and information about televsion programming and products.

PBS Online: Welcome!

The home of comprehensive companion web sites for more than 1,000 PBS television programs and specials, as well as original web content and real-time learning adventures. 

TV Guide Entertainment Network

Information about television shows, when they are airing, what channel they are on, and information about television celebrities.


Online news and channel information for the Grand Rapids area television station. 

WWMT Channel 3

Online news and channel information for the Kalamazoo area television station.

WZZM Channel 13

Online news and television channel information for the western Michigan region.

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Get the story behind your favorite TV shows.