The Paris-Bourbon County Library offers access to a wide variety of databases, research resources, and learning sites. All of our databases are accessible from our public computers within the library and many are available for you to use remotely from home or from a WiFi connection. If you have trouble accessing a database or need help with a password please feel free to contact us.


Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)

KYVL allows students from K-12 to graduate level access to a wide variety of newspaper, encyclopedia, magazine, and scholarly /academic journal articles. KYVL includes other tools such as Novelist, a database designed to help library users better choose recreational reading for themselves. To access this website from outside the Library, you will need to first ask a staff member for the user ID and password or call the library (at 987-4419).






Britannica Digital Library

(contact Library staff for username/password for access outside the Library. Note: You must have a valid, unexpired Paris-Bourbon County Library card).

Encyclopedia Britannica






Ancestry Library / Heritage Quest

Access Inside the Library




Access Inside the Library




Access Outside the Library







701 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Phone: 859-987-4419
Fax: 859-987-2421